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Times reporter to be subpoenaed in CIA leak case

A New York Times reporter will be subpoenaed to answer questions ahead of an upcoming trial of a former CIA officer accused of leaking classified information, though a Tuesday hearing indicated there is much confusion about what the journalist may be asked to reveal.

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Supreme Court won’t hear Baltimore Co. gas-leak case (access required)

About 160 Baltimore County households and businesses have lost a Supreme Court bid for reinstatement of $1.5 billion in damages against Exxon Mobil Corp. stemming from a massive gasoline leak in Jacksonville in 2006.

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Long-running Fallston Exxon case to stay in state court (access required)

About 750 Fallston residents have cleared a legal hurdle in their multibillion-dollar lawsuit against Exxon Mobil Corp., alleging they were exposed to groundwater contaminated by a former Exxon station nearly a decade ago.

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Court would hear opposing views in spy cases

WASHINGTON — The secretive court that weighs whether to let the U.S. spy on terror and espionage suspects would have to hear from lawyers arguing against doing so under a new plan introduced Thursday on the heels of Congress’ rejection ...

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William A. McComas: Confronting the surveillance state (access required)

Since the UK’s Guardian newspaper and The Washington Post revealed the existence of two National Security Agency surveillance programs, many have expressed surprise and indignation. How could our government in good faith cull the personal data of millions of citizens, they ask? How could it gain access to private communications without our consent? Have our elected leaders allowed the NSA to become an Orwellian behemoth?

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Top court rejects punitive damages, orders new trials for Exxon leak (access required)

The state’s top court has eliminated the $1 billion award of punitive damages to Baltimore County residents stemming from a massive 2006 gasoline leak in Jacksonville, and wiped out or ordered new trials on much of the $650 million in compensatory damages as well.

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