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Ex-Flex Squad officers’ suit dismissed

Four former members of the disbanded Southwestern District Flex Squad have lost their $40 million federal lawsuit alleging that police department leaders violated their constitutional and civil rights by suspending them from active duty. The officers also alleged that internal ...

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Md. Court of Appeals: Child’s best interests are ‘transcendent’

Calling a child’s best interests “transcendent,” Maryland’s top court has ordered a Baltimore juvenile court to reconsider its decision allowing a mother with a history of neglect to retain parental rights. The Court of Appeals said the lower court “erroneously” ...

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Baltimore nonprofit files housing lawsuit

BALTIMORE — A Baltimore nonprofit has filed a discrimination lawsuit claiming that a Maryland apartment complex made fewer apartments available to black renters. The lawsuit was filed in federal court Wednesday by Baltimore Neighborhoods Inc., which works to combat housing ...

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4th Circuit upholds dismissal of race discrimination case

A U.S. appeals court has upheld the dismissal of an $800,000 race discrimination case against the Maryland Judiciary, saying the fired worker’s “conclusory” complaint failed to allege facts that would indicate an unlawful act occurred. Daniel Coleman’s bias complaint failed ...

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Justices weigh challenge to gender differences in immigration law

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Wednesday grappled with issues of gender bias, judicial remedies and Congress’ power in an Equal Protection challenge to a law that makes it easier for a child of unmarried parents to obtain citizenship if ...

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Two more suits challenge Defense of Marriage Act

NEW YORK — Gay civil rights groups trying to build momentum for a possible Supreme Court showdown filed two lawsuits Tuesday that seek to strike down portions of a 1996 law that denies married gay couples federal benefits. The lawsuits ...

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Law Digest: October 25, 2010

MARYLAND COURT OF APPEALS Torts, Qualified immunity: Qualified immunity does not extend to an officer who was not “in pursuit” when his car struck another vehicle, injuring plaintiffs. Schreyer v. Chaplain, No. 121 Sept. Term, 2008. COURT OF SPECIAL APPEALS ...

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