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

In this Sept. 29, 2015 file photo, people participate in a rally to show support for Planned Parenthood, organized by MoveOn and called "Pink Out Kansas City," as an anti-abortion demonstrator stands amongst them, at the Country Club Plaza,  in Kansas City, Mo. Planned Parenthood and its allies filed lawsuits Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, in North Carolina, Missouri and Alaska challenging laws that they view as unconstitutional restrictions on abortion.  (John Sleezer  /The Kansas City Star via AP, File)

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

(Vladimir Cetinski / Depositphotos.com)

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

The 40-foot Bladensburg cross, erected by the American Legion, was dedicated in 1925. (File photo)

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

The 40-foot Bladensburg cross, erected by the American Legion, was dedicated in 1925. (File photo)

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

In deciding about about the drawing of Maryland’s 6th Congressional District, shown in this photo illustration of the U.S. Supreme Court. (Maximilian Franz)

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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