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Baltimore makes last bid for justices’ review of abortion-sign ordinance

Suzanne Sangree, now chief of police legal affairs, says the police commissioner and deputy commissioner ‘are really invested in the kinds of reforms that would reduce liability.’ (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

In Baltimore’s final plea for a Supreme Court hearing, lawyers for the city this week pressed the justices to review and restore an ordinance that required pregnancy centers opposed to abortion and artificial birth control to notify patients the facilities do not offer services for terminating or preventing pregnancies.

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Pregnancy center urges justices to deny Baltimore’s appeal of abortion-notice ruling

In this Feb. 13, 2016 file photo, the Supreme Court building is seen Washington.(AP Photo/Jon Elswick, File)

A Christian-based pregnancy center is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to let stand a lower court decision that struck down as unconstitutional a Baltimore ordinance requiring pregnancy centers opposed to abortion and artificial birth control to notify patients the facilities ...

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Hogan looks to Supreme Court as redistricting bill fails

Gov. Larry Hogan addresses reporters Monday, the last day of the General Assembly's 2018 session. (Maximilian Franz/The Daily Record)

ANNAPOLIS – Republican Gov. Larry Hogan voiced dismay Monday that the Democratic-led General Assembly let die his annual proposal for an independent commission to redraw Maryland’s gerrymandered congressional districts, saying he retains hope the Supreme Court will rule partisan gerrymandering ...

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Supreme Court seems divided on Md.’s gerrymandering

Helenmary Ball, left, of Calvert County, Md., as "Maryland District 5," points toward the separated area of Maryland District 3, being represented by Bobby Bartlett, right, as nonpartisan groups against gerrymandering protest in front of the Supreme Court, Wednesday, March 28, 2018, in Washington where the court will hear arguments on a gerrymandering case. The Supreme Court is taking up its second big partisan redistricting case of the term amid signs the justices could place limits on drawing maps for political gain. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

An hour of Supreme Court arguments Wednesday shed little light on whether partisan gerrymandering can be so severe as to violate the minority party’s constitutional right to political association. But, if it can, the justices made clear Maryland’s 6th Congressional District would be the textbook case.

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