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Apr 6, 2012

Maryland’s top court hears same-sex divorce case

Maryland’s highest court appears poised to require the state to recognize same-sex marriages legally performed in other jurisdictions, if only to allow the lawfully wedded couples to divorce in the Free State. No judge of the Court of Appeals voiced disagreement Friday as attorneys for a married lesbian couple argued that a Prince George’s County […]

Jan 20, 2012

State lawmakers consider local spending on schools

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland lawmakers are considering how a proposal to shift some teacher pension costs to counties will affect how local jurisdictions pay for schools. Delegates held a hearing in Annapolis on Friday with state analysts to discuss how the proposal would affect the state’s maintenance of effort law. The law requires a county to […]

Dec 18, 2011

Top court: Order for accounting can’t be appealed

Nearly two years after hearing arguments in a family dispute, the Court of Appeals has concluded that it lacked jurisdiction to hear a woman’s appeal of an order that she provide an accounting of the trust her late husband left for her and his son. The question of jurisdiction first arose during oral argument on […]

Nov 29, 2011

Maryland correctional reorganization announced

The Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services says it’s reorganizing to improve communication among its pretrial, prison and parole-and-probation units. The Cumberland Times-News reported on the new structure Tuesday. It establishes north, south and central regions headed by directors who will oversee all agency functions in their jurisdictions. The regional directors wi[...]

Nov 15, 2011

Election robocall trial delayed for Ehrlich political operative

The trial of a Maryland political operative accused of encouraging voters in mostly black neighborhoods to stay home last Election Day was delayed Tuesday after a judge recused himself from the case. Julius Henson, a campaign consultant for former Republican Gov. Robert Ehrlich in his rematch with Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley, was set to go […]

Sep 16, 2011

Top 5: ‘Wrongly placed blame’

A simple broken wrist is costing the city of Baltimore $30,000, and two attorneys have been disbarred in Maryland for their conduct in Virginia and Washington, D.C. Those stories and more in this week’s legal affairs top 5. 1. Audit faults Maryland child support program – by Erin Drenning The agency responsible for operating Maryland’s […]

Apr 24, 2011

7 Md. jurisdictions file lawsuit against gas suppliers for use of MTBE

Seven Maryland jurisdictions have filed a lawsuit charging that the largest gasoline suppliers and manufacturers have conspired for years to “needlessly and recklessly” keep a known water contaminant in its formulations, posing a threat to their groundwater. The towns of Berlin, Sharptown, Aberdeen, Chestertown, Salisbury, Taneytown and the County Commissioners of Worcester County filed the [&[...]

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