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Human trafficking survivors, advocates seek expansion of vacatur law

Sen. Susan Lee, D-Montgomery and sponsor of the measure, says the prohibition on prosecuting a person for sexual crimes committed against a spouse stems from a time when spouses were believed to be the equivalent of property. (File photo)

Human trafficking survivors and advocates say the law allowing survivors to have their prostitution convictions vacated must be expanded to include other crimes to close a gap in the justice system. Senate Bill 691 would add misdemeanors such as drug ...

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Ex-P.G. County schools chief Hornsby gets partial win, resentencing

A federal appeals court has reversed three fraud convictions against former Prince George’s County schools chief Andre J. Hornsby and ordered a new sentencing hearing on his convictions for obstruction of justice and witness- and evidence-tampering, which remain intact. Hornsby ...

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Piracy includes failed attempts, prosecutors tell 4th Circuit

NORFOLK, Va. — The convictions of five Somali pirates sentenced to life in prison should be upheld because the definition of piracy under international law includes failed attempts, according to a court filing by federal prosecutors. The Somali men were ...

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