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Opioids settlement will likely be less than expected

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Welcome to Monday, the 219th anniversary of the House of Representatives’ breaking in Thomas Jefferson’s favor an Electoral College tie for the presidency between Jefferson and Aaron Burr. Here are some news items to get your week started: — Opioids ...

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Tenn. inmates opt for electric chair over lethal injection

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The inmate’s request was a surprising one, made three days before he was to be executed in October 2018: Edmund Zagorski told the state of Tennessee he’d rather die in the electric chair than receive a lethal ...

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Md. lawyers recall Justice Stevens as forceful, thoughtful, bright

Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens prepares to testify in 2014 on the ever-increasing amount of money spent on elections as he appears before the Senate Rules Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Stevens, the bow-tied, independent-thinking, Republican-nominated justice who unexpectedly emerged as the Supreme Court's leading liberal, died Tuesday, July 16, 2019, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., after suffering a stroke Monday. He was 99. (AP Photo, File)

Thirty years ago, the attorney for a missing Baltimore baby argued for a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that would force the mother to reveal the youngster’s whereabouts despite her asserted constitutional right against self-incrimination. Mitchell Y. Mirviss said Thursday that ...

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District attorney says no contributions from defense counsel

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Welcome to Monday, the 45th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision. Here are some news items to get your week started. — New York district attorney forgoes campaign contributions from lawyers with business before his office. — ...

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