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Barbera backs measure to end judicial elections

Court of Appeals Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera (File photo)

ANNAPOLIS – Maryland should stop permitting the election of circuit court judges because the practice politicizes the judicial process, which must be free of even the appearance of being tainted by special interests or well-heeled donors, the state’s top jurist ...

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Judges seem ready to let Md. redistricting challenge proceed

Helenmary Ball, left, of Calvert County, Md., as "Maryland District 5," points toward the separated area of Maryland District 3, being represented by Bobby Bartlett, right, as nonpartisan groups against gerrymandering protest in front of the Supreme Court, Wednesday, March 28, 2018, in Washington where the court will hear arguments on a gerrymandering case. The Supreme Court is taking up its second big partisan redistricting case of the term amid signs the justices could place limits on drawing maps for political gain. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

A panel of three federal judges appears poised to side with Republican voters who claim partisan gerrymandering of their western Maryland congressional district was so severe it violated their constitutional right to political association.

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Supreme Court seems divided on Md.’s gerrymandering

Helenmary Ball, left, of Calvert County, Md., as "Maryland District 5," points toward the separated area of Maryland District 3, being represented by Bobby Bartlett, right, as nonpartisan groups against gerrymandering protest in front of the Supreme Court, Wednesday, March 28, 2018, in Washington where the court will hear arguments on a gerrymandering case. The Supreme Court is taking up its second big partisan redistricting case of the term amid signs the justices could place limits on drawing maps for political gain. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

An hour of Supreme Court arguments Wednesday shed little light on whether partisan gerrymandering can be so severe as to violate the minority party’s constitutional right to political association. But, if it can, the justices made clear Maryland’s 6th Congressional District would be the textbook case.

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O’Malley intended Md. redistricting map to favor Democrats

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley defended the 'zero tolerance' approach again Wednesday, saying the Justice Department Report report did not account for improvements, including "historic reductions in violent crime" under his watch. (Jim Cole/AP file photo)

ANNAPOLIS — Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley testified that part of his intent was to shift a congressional district long held by a Republican to a Democrat when the state redrew its eight districts in 2011. O’Malley, a Democrat whose ...

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Interim director takes over as Quattrocki leaves for AG’s office

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Quattrocki will leave the office September 27 top return to the Office of the Attorney General where she will fill the deputy position created by the departure of Thiru Vignarajah.

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