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Off the Record with Sloane Brown: Billy Murphy; Murphy, Falcon & Murphy

William “Billy” H. Murphy Jr. and Sloane Brown

William “Billy” H. Murphy, Jr., senior partner at the Baltimore-based law firm Murphy, Falcon & Murphy, joins Sloane Brown to talk about how his family history shaped him as a person, as an attorney and a former judge, and as a prominent civil rights advocate.

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Senate gives initial approval to hate crime, hairstyle bias bills

ANNAPOLIS – The Senate could vote as early as Wednesday on bills that would ease the standard for proving a hate crime and expand Maryland civil rights law’s definition of “race” to include ethnic hairstyles. On Tuesday, senators gave preliminary ...

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Attorneys file 3 more GTTF lawsuits as deadline looms

A Baltimore firm has filed three more lawsuits against former members of the Baltimore Police Department’s corrupt, now-disbanded Gun Trace Task Force as the likely deadline to file approaches. The U.S. Attorney’s Office unsealed the indictment against seven of the ...

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Judge preserves claims against prison officials in 2013 inmate beating

A federal lawsuit against prison officials by a man who was assaulted by correctional officers in 2013 can proceed, a federal judge has ruled. Kevin Younger was assaulted by several officers at the Maryland Reception, Diagnostics & Classification Center (MRDCC) ...

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