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Opinions – 4/16/12: 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

Civil Rights Americans with Disabilities Act BOTTOM LINE: While police investigations are subject to Americans with Disabilities Act, accommodations provided by police to detained deaf man were reasonable under the Act due to the exigent circumstances involved in investigation of ...

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Bill seeks to make websites accessible to hearing-and visually-impaired

ANNAPOLIS — Civil-rights and business groups battled Wednesday over legislation that would require many restaurants, theaters and other entities in Maryland to make their websites accessible to the hearing- and visually-impaired. The rights organizations called the measure necessary in an ...

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade roars through Baltimore

Baltimore's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade danced, drummed and rolled through the boulevard named after the civil rights leader Monday afternoon. Marching bands and dancers from local high schools, politicians and community organizations were there to show off their moves and wave to the thousands of spectators who lined the streets.

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NAACP president calls for end of Md. death penalty

ANNAPOLIS — NAACP President Benjamin Jealous said Tuesday that Maryland needs to abolish capital punishment to help lead the way in ending it in other states, and he believes the September execution of Troy Davis in Georgia last year has ...

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Law digest: 1/9/12

MARYLAND COURT OF APPEALS Administrative Law, LEOBR statute of limitations: After law enforcement officer knowingly made a material false statement during an investigation of prior misconduct, law enforcement agency had one year from the day the false statement came to ...

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Opinions – 1/9/12: Maryland Court of Special Appeals

Civil Rights Fair Housing Amendments Act BOTTOM LINE: During mediation of dispute between disabled tenant and building management company, management company could not have violated Maryland Code, Article 49B §22(a)(9) by holding mediation meeting in a wheelchair-inaccessible location because tenant ...

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