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Tag Archives: Maryland COVID-19

Md. colleges chart a course toward ‘normalcy’ in the fall

Goucher College officials say they will use the lessons learned from limited in-person attendance in the spring semester to base their class decisions in the fall. (The Daily Record/File Photo0

More Maryland schools have announced plans to expand in-person instruction in the summer and fall, while one has already begun increasing in-person learning midsemester. Goucher College in Towson welcomed about 100 students back to campus the weekend of March 27 after conducting classes entirely virtually throughout the semester’s first seven weeks. The school had already ...

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6 Md. jurisdictions sued over vaccine eligibility for people with disabilities

The Arc Maryland has filed a lawsuit against six jurisdictions it claims barred people with disabilities from accessing the COVID-19 vaccine. (The Daily Record/File Photo)

A nonprofit organization that supports people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Maryland has filed a lawsuit against six jurisdictions it claims barred people with these disabilities from accessing the COVID-19 vaccine.  The lawsuit claims that these six jurisdictions — ...

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Frosh panel seeks right to counsel in evictions, end to body attachments

Baltimore City Solicitor Andre Davis (File photo)

A task force created by Maryland’s attorney general urged the General Assembly Monday to provide a right to counsel for low-income tenants in eviction proceedings and outlaw the courts’ statutory authority to order the arrest and possible jailing of people ...

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Student school board member faces Md. constitutional challenge

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Having a high school student serve as a voting member on the county school board upon election by fellow pupils violates the Maryland Constitution, Howard County public school parents seeking a safe resumption of in-class learning amid the pandemic stated ...

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U.S. judge dismisses challenge to Hogan’s COVID-19 orders

The Edward A. Garmatz United States Courthouse in Baltimore. (The Daily Record / Heather Cobun)

A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed a constitutional challenge to Gov. Larry Hogan’s safer at home orders, calling the governor’s directives a valid effort to achieve Maryland’s significant goal of protecting the public from the deadly COVID-19 virus. With her ...

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Frosh seeks $22M for free legal services amid resurgent pandemic

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh said the Maryland Court of Appeals’ erroneous ruling struck down a state agency’s valid determination that a convicted human trafficker must register because his victim was a child. (File photo)

Maryland’s attorney general Wednesday called for $22 million in state funds to assist financially strapped Marylanders in need of free legal representation in eviction, foreclosure and debt-collection proceedings amid a resurgent pandemic that has already created widespread economic hardship. Brian ...

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General Assembly will consider right to counsel for tenants, lawmakers say

Del. Luke Clippinger, D-Baltimore city and chair of the House panel, asked whether spousal privilege would nevertheless still apply -- and protect newlywed criminal defendants -- if the crime committed before marriage was part of a continuing course of illegal conduct that continued after the wedding. (The Daily Record/File Photo)

The Maryland General Assembly will consider legislation this coming session that would give financially strapped tenants facing potential eviction a right to counsel at their court hearings, leaders of the legislature’s two judiciary committees said Tuesday. Funding for the legal ...

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