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Amendment would remove official when found guilty in Maryland

ANNAPOLIS — A proposed constitutional amendment would remove any state, county or municipal official from office at the finding of guilt, instead of when the official is sentenced. The Maryland constitutional amendment was introduced on Tuesday by Dels. Jolene Ivey, ...

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Gene Policinski: ’Tis the season for First Amendment tweetout

Give the First Amendment — and the nation — a unique gift this holiday season: On Dec. 15, “tweet” your support for this 220-year-old guarantor of our basic freedoms. And don’t stop there. Round out the holidays by making that ...

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Gene Policinski: First Amendment protects protest movements

The “Occupy Wall Street” movement and its rapidly spreading urban echoes are — like the tea party movement — grand examples of Americans using at least two of our lesser-known First Amendment freedoms: assembly and petition. Regardless of how you ...

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National Archives employee accused of stealing

WASHINGTON — A former employee of the agency that safeguards the nation’s records including the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution has been charged with stealing from the agency over a 10-year period. Leslie Charles Waffen, who worked at the ...

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Top 5: ‘I think it’s outrageous’

Decisions from the Court of Appeals dominate the most-read law stories of the week. The state’s highest court overturned two shooting convictions while upholding a death sentence. It also held the state’s constitution prohibits active judges from being age 70 ...

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