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Hogan signs bill expanding protections against cyberbullying (access required)

ANNAPOLIS – Gov. Larry Hogan on Thursday signed into law legislation to expand Maryland’s prohibition on the cyberbullying of youngsters, as parents of a teenager driven to suicide by online harassment stood behind him. The expanded law, dubbed Grace’s Law ...

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Senate passes anti-cyberbullying expansion; attention shifts to House (access required)

ANNAPOLIS – The Senate on Thursday morning passed legislation to expand Maryland’s law against the cyberbullying of youngsters, as the mother of a teenager who killed herself after being bullied online looked on. After the Senate’s 45-0 vote, attention shifted ...

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Cyberbullying bill draws free-speech concerns from ACLU (access required)

ANNAPOLIS – Legislation to expand Maryland’s law against cyberbullying of youngsters drew criticism Tuesday from a free-speech advocate, who was in the unwelcome position of testifying after parents whose teenage daughter was driven to suicide by online harassment. “My heart ...

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New House Judiciary chair declares no-passing zone (access required)

ANNAPOLIS – The House Judiciary Committee’s first new chair in a quarter century told the panel’s members Thursday that they shalt not “pass” when it is their turn to vote on legislation and that witnesses testifying on legislation must sign ...

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