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Partial expungement fails in Md. General Assembly despite last-minute efforts

Eleventh-hour logistics killed a bill with bipartisan support in the General Assembly that would have allowed people to expunge online evidence of crimes that didn’t result in convictions. House Bill 220, which was amended to limit its impact to Maryland ...

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Attorneys make last-minute protest to Md. garnishment bill

A bill to change the way creditors garnish bank accounts has not faced opposition at committee hearings in the General Assembly, but consumer advocates are now mounting last-minute opposition after learning this week about the legislation’s existence. Senate Bill 397 ...

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Bills to eliminate witness requirement in Md. divorce cases could be combined

Two similar bills in the General Assembly that would eliminate the requirement that divorcing couples bring corroborating witnesses to court to prove their grounds may be combined after discussions between their sponsors at a hearing Tuesday.

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Md. legislators on standby as murder sentencing scheme faces constitutional challenge

Since lawmakers repealed the death penalty in 2013, life in prison without the possibility of parole has become the most severe criminal penalty an individual can face in Maryland. Unlike the death penalty, however, life without parole has no standards ...

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Bill seeks to close search ‘loopholes’ for police

ANNAPOLIS – Prosecutors heavily criticized Thursday a bill they said would “attempt to change hundreds of years of Supreme Court case law” but advocates said ensures police would not be rewarded for conducting searches without probable cause. Del. Curt Anderson, ...

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Bill would extend statute of limitations for child sexual abuse civil suits

Sexual abuse survivors and advocates urged lawmakers Wednesday to increase the statute of limitations to file civil lawsuits alleging child sexual abuse to 20 years after the victim’s 18th birthday. Victims of child sexual abuse now have seven years, or ...

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Md. Judiciary, prosecutors question process of partial expungements

The logistics of a proposed bill which would allow people with multiple criminal charges from one incident to expunge the ones that qualify for removal from their record were questioned at a committee hearing Wednesday, with judges and prosecutors objecting to ...

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