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Justices weigh challenge to gender differences in immigration law

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Wednesday grappled with issues of gender bias, judicial remedies and Congress’ power in an Equal Protection challenge to a law that makes it easier for a child of unmarried parents to obtain citizenship if ...

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Germantown man admits posing as immigration officer

ANNAPOLIS — Robert Fred Mejia, 29, of Germantown, wore a shirt and hat displaying the letters “ICE.” He carried what appeared to be a gun and pepper spray. He wore a bullet-proof vest. Monday, Mejia pleaded guilty in U.S. District ...

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Monday law blog round-up

Happy Monday! Here are a few law links to start your day: Harford County lawyer becomes a Catholic priest, with his son, also a priest, performing vesting honors. In its fortunetelling opinion last week, the Court of Appeals “said essentially, ...

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Female circumcision case interesting for another reason

As if Caryn Tamber’s article weren’t compelling enough, our sister paper in Richmond points out another reason to study Gomis v. Holder. “If the 4th Circuit’s current configuration leaves it in equipoise and publishing even fewer opinions than usual, it ...

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Absolut PR nightmare

You might have heard about a recent ad by Absolut Vodka. I’ll let the AP explain: “The campaign, which promotes ideal scenarios under the slogan ‘In an Absolut World,’ showed a 1830s-era map when Mexico included California, Texas and other ...

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No Sanctuary: What would Taney think?

The Taneytown City Council held a public hearing Wednesday night on a resolution that would declare the municipality “not a sanctuary city” for illegal immigrants. The council is expected to vote on the resolution Monday. What would Taney — the ...

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Left Behind?

Remember Ellen Sauerbrey? Former minority leader of the Maryland House of Delegates, two-time unsuccessful Republican candidate for governor, former U.S. Representative to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, and now Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, ...

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