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Md. House Judiciary Committee approves same-sex marriage bill

ANNAPOLIS — Legislation to permit same-sex marriage in Maryland will be debated on the floor of the state House of Delegates after winning narrow approval Friday from the House Judiciary Committee, with its chair, Joseph F. Vallario Jr., casting the decisive ...

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Maryland delegate ready to support gay marriage

ANNAPOLIS — A lawmaker who has wrestled with whether to support same-sex marriage legislation now says he’s ready to vote in favor of the bill. Delegate Sam Arora, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, issued a statement Friday saying ...

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Same-sex marriage bill vote delayed again

ANNAPOLIS — The House Judiciary Committee will try again Friday to vote on the historic same-sex marriage measure, according to a senior member of the panel. “God willing and the creek don’t rise, we’re voting tomorrow,” Del. Curtis S. “Curt” ...

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Lobbyists debate contributory negligence

ANNAPOLIS — Representatives from about 25 businesses and municipalities pressed a House committee Wednesday to approve legislation to codify Maryland’s common-law ban on plaintiffs in personal injury cases from recovering damages if they were partially at fault. Meanwhile, a trio ...

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Juvenile justice parity may be too pricey to pass

ANNAPOLIS — Like most pieces of legislation being debated this session, a bill mandating equivalent treatment for girls in juvenile justice will likely come down to how much it costs the state. The bill, heard in the House Judiciary Committee ...

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Election results’ big impact on law, lawyers

WASHINGTON — In the recent midterm elections, voters gave Republicans control of the House and slimmed the Democrats’ majority margin in the Senate. Those results could have a big impact on legislation affecting attorneys in a host of areas. Employment ...

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Vallario, challengers prepare for heated election

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