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PG County sues 3M, DuPont over ‘forever chemicals’ in waterways

Prince George’s County is suing a group of chemical companies for their handling of PFAS — also known as “forever chemicals” — that have been identified in Maryland’s waterways. PFAS — per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances — are found in many products, ...

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Maryland asks judge to toss lawsuit over solitary confinement of mentally ill prisoners

Maryland prison officials are asking a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit that claimed putting incarcerated people with serious mental illness into extended solitary confinement violates the U.S. Constitution’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment. The reply in U.S. ...

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Publishers sue over Maryland’s first-in-the-nation e-book licensing law

A publishers’ association is suing Maryland over the state’s new e-book law that requires book publishers to sell public libraries licenses to the same digital content that other customers can purchase. Maryland’s law was a first-in-the-nation effort to force major ...

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Maryland prisons sued over use of solitary confinement on the seriously mentally ill

A new federal lawsuit claims that Maryland prisons are unconstitutionally putting incarcerated people with serious mental illness into extended solitary confinement.

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