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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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Maryland high court disbars Annapolis attorney for lying to client (access required)

A unanimous Maryland high court has disbarred an Annapolis attorney who compounded his failure to file an appeal as promised by not only declining to tell his business client about the court’s resulting dismissal of the case but then lying about trying to reinstate the appeal.

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Senators consider name change for Maryland’s top two courts (access required)

“Justice” might finally come to Maryland. A proposed state constitutional amendment now before the General Assembly would change the name of Maryland’s top judicial tribunal from the Court of Appeals to the Supreme Court of Maryland and the title of ...

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Frosh seeks justices’ help in placing offender on sex registry (access required)

Maryland’s attorney general is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to review and overturn the state high court’s decision that being placed on the sex offender registry is “punishment” that a judge must order and not a mere listing of offenders ...

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