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Bill to exempt ‘sham’ marriages from spousal privilege advances

Maryland State House.

A bill to exempt marriages formed after a crime is committed from the spousal privilege — a general rule that one spouse cannot be compelled to testify against the other in a criminal proceeding — received a favorable report from a ...

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Md. colleges seeking to balance federal, state laws on sexual assault

Throughout the state we’re concerned about reductions in staff, services, and we’re concerned we won’t be able to get them back,” says Lisae Jordan,

Universities in Maryland could be forced to adopt more courtroom-style proceedings to adjudicate sexual assault complaints on campus as last week’s proposed federal Title IX guidelines intersect with a recent Maryland law. The U.S. Department of Education last week proposed ...

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Bill requires new sexual assault policies from Md. colleges

Throughout the state we’re concerned about reductions in staff, services, and we’re concerned we won’t be able to get them back,” says Lisae Jordan,

Universities in Maryland must develop sexual assault disciplinary provisions that allow students access to an attorney, set parameters for sexual assault proceedings and restrict the use of mediation in resolving these disputes, under legislation passed by the Maryland General Assembly. ...

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Md. sexual assault victims face obstacles to forensic examinations

On what many describe as the worst day of their lives, sexual assault victims can find nurses at Maryland hospitals trained to take qualified forensic examinations while also meeting with victim advocates. First, they have to go to the right ...

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