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Salisbury man will pay $100K damages for journalist’s tweet-induced seizure

The Edward A. Garmatz United States Courthouse in Baltimore. (The Daily Record / Heather Cobun)

A Salisbury supporter of Donald Trump has agreed to pay $100,000 to a journalist and outspoken critic of the president to whom the backer sent a tweet containing a message intended to cause him to suffer a severe epileptic seizure, which he did.

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Court of Appeals sets standards for excusing disabled would-be jurors

At Donta Newton’s trial, his lawyer believed permitting an alternate juror to attend the deliberations would help ensure against a mistrial, despite rule that requires a judge to excuse alternates when deliberations begin. But Newton was found guilty of attempted murder and given a life sentence; now, the Court of Appeals is considering whether his lawyer was ineffective. (Deposit stock image)

Maryland trial judges may not excuse prospective jurors because of their disabilities without first seeking to provide reasonable accommodations and concluding that their particular disabilities would prevent them from providing satisfactory service in that case, the state’s top court has ...

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4th Circuit: U.S. courts closed to job bias claims against Md. agencies

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, housed at the Lewis F. Powell Jr. U.S. Courthouse in Richmond, xxx (U.S. General Services Administration)

Federal courthouse doors are closed to discrimination claims against Maryland state agencies under the state’s Fair Employment Practices Act, a U.S. appeals court ruled Tuesday in dismissing a former prison system budget director’s claim he was fired because he is ...

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