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Md. death-row inmate: Capital punishment limited to treason (access required)

A condemned killer’s lawyer urged Maryland’s top court Thursday to strike down his death sentence based on a never-before addressed provision of the state constitution, which he said limits capital punishment to acts of treason against the state government.

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Supreme Court upholds W.V. congressional districts

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld West Virginia’s congressional redistricting plan against a challenge that small population variations among its three congressional districts violate the Constitution. The justices, in an unsigned opinion, reversed a lower federal court ruling ...

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Washington’s copy of Constitution displayed

MOUNT VERNON, Va. — After buying it at auction for nearly $10 million, George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate is displaying the Founding Father’s annotated copy of the Constitution and Bill of Rights. The Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association paid $9.8 million ...

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