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Md. Senate gives preliminary approval to same-sex marriage bill

ANNAPOLIS — Even as the state Senate resumes debating same-sex marriage after its preliminary approval of a bill on Wednesday, the measure’s opponents are gearing up for a vote in a wider forum. Del. Don H. Dwyer Jr. said enactment ...

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Opinions – U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals: 2/14/11

Civil Rights Qualified immunity BOTTOM LINE: Police officers who suspected a man of child pornography lacked qualified immunity from suit for their no-knock entry into the man’s home, notwithstanding the fact that the man and his wife were licensed to ...

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Protestors rally against racism outside Baltimore courthouse

More than a dozen protesters gathered outside Baltimore City Circuit Court on Monday morning to seek the disbanding of Shomrim, a Jewish neighborhood watch group, after one of its members was charged with assaulting a black teenager in November.

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Supreme Court says company can’t fire employee’s fiancée

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court says companies can’t fire people simply because they are in a relationship with other employees who complain of discrimination. The high court on Monday unanimously ruled for Eric Thompson, who was fired from a North ...

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After protest, board rejects Superblock plan

An advisory board to the city’s Department of Planning Thursday rejected an elaborate design for the Superblock after local residents and officials protested the demolition of a drug store that was the scene of a civil rights-era sit-in. Members of ...

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