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Baltimore should pay $1M in fees in abortion case, law department says

Baltimore’s Board of Estimates on Wednesday will consider a recommendation that the city pay more than $1 million in attorney’s fees to a Christian-based health organization that successfully challenged an ordinance that required pregnancy centers opposed to abortion and artificial ...

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Baltimore, arrested protestors reach potential settlement, including policy reforms

A group of protesters arrested at Artscape in 2016 reached a proposed settlement with Baltimore last week but the monitoring team and judge overseeing police reform under the federal consent decree will have the final say about the policy changes negotiated by the parties.

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Defenders of Bladensburg ‘Peace Cross’ make final plea to justices

In a final plea that the Supreme Court hear their appeal, defenders of a 40-foot cross erected as a war memorial in Bladensburg told the justices the monolith represents noble patriotic sacrifice and is not an unconstitutional governmental endorsement of Christianity, as a lower court has ruled.

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Frosh waited too long to file in ‘Peace Cross’ case, GOP opponent says

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh may have waited too long to challenge in the U.S. Supreme Court a federal appeals court ruling that a 40-foot cross erected more than 90 years ago as a war memorial on state-owned land in Bladensburg violates the constitutional separation of church and state, his re-election foe said Friday.

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Humanist group urges justices to let ‘Bladensburg Cross’ ruling stand

A group that advocates for a sharp separation of church and state is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to let stand a lower court’s ruling that a 40-foot-cross erected as a war memorial on state-owned land in Bladensburg violates the ...

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Md. elections board, GOP voters cite justices’ ruling in redistricting challenge

A group of Republican voters and the Maryland Board of Elections have brought differing interpretations of a recent Supreme Court decision to their ongoing legal dispute regarding whether partisan gerrymandering in a congressional district was so severe it violated the minority party’s constitutional right to political association.

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