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Maryland’s retiring top judge recalls ‘sleepless nights’ as she prepares to pass ‘the baton’ (access required)

Maryland Court of Appeals Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera didn't expect to spend her last 18 months trying to keep courts open in an effort to stanch a pandemic.

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Md. high court opens term, will hear sniper, student school board member cases (access required)

Maryland’s top court opened its 2021-2022 session Wednesday, a term in which it will take up the appeal of a Beltway sniper in considering whether the state constitution permits violent juvenile offenders ever to be sentenced to life without parole. ...

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Barbera’s final term included First Amendment, lost pet, gangland slaying cases (access required)

Maryland’s top court ended its 2020-2021 session Tuesday having issued rulings upholding Baltimore’s billboard tax against a free-speech challenge, limiting the compensation available for a negligently killed pet over a heartfelt dissent for beloved dogs and rejecting the duress defense ...

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Hogan will consider three judges, attorney for vacant high court seat (access required)

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan will likely select the next judge on the state’s high court from among three judges and an attorney. The Appellate Judicial Nominating Commission has sent to Hogan’s desk a list of candidates for the Court of ...

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Hogan names state’s attorney to Carroll County Circuit Court (access required)

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Friday named Carroll County State’s Attorney Brian L. DeLeonardo to the Carroll County Circuit Court. DeLeonardo, a Republican who has served as the county’s chief prosecutor since 2014, will succeed retired Carroll County Circuit Judge ...

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Foe of Hogan’s anti-BDS order assails loyalty ‘oath’ in 4th Circuit appeal (access required)

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s executive order requiring bidders on state contracts to forswear boycotting Israel reflects the early Cold War loyalty oaths forswearing Communism that the U.S. Supreme Court has deemed unconstitutional, a software engineer and would-be bidder who supports ...

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