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Md. lawmakers confident bill denying rapists parental rights will pass next year

Proponents of a bill that would allow women to strip rights from a parent who conceived a child through non-consensual intercourse think they will have a version that passes in the Maryland General Assembly in 2018, especially with the heads of ...

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Federal judge to hear arguments in suit challenging Md. drug price gouging law

Attorneys for the state are asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by manufacturers of generic pharmaceuticals attacking the constitutionality of Maryland’s new price gouging law, set to go into effect in October. The hearing, scheduled for 5 ...

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Md. bill targeting repeat sex offenders stymied again

Legislation to allow evidence of past sexually assaultive behavior into criminal trials has again stalled in the General Assembly despite backing from the governor’s office. The measures would allow prosecutors to introduce evidence of a defendant’s past behavior that would ...

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Md. lawmakers consider allowing prior bad acts-evidence in sex offense cases

Legislation to allow prosecutors to introduce evidence at trial of past sexually assaultive behavior under limited circumstances has returned to the General Assembly, and while advocates say it is narrowly tailored and includes procedural safeguards, defense attorneys maintain it is ...

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Franchot announces Taxpayer Protection Act with Hogan’s support

The Office of the Comptroller will have more power to investigate and enforce laws against tax fraud and identify theft if legislation introduced as part of Gov. Larry Hogan’s agenda succeeds in the General Assembly. The Taxpayer Protection Act, announced ...

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Kittleman looks for other avenues to remove sheriff

Howard County Executive Allan H. Kittleman is looking for other avenues to remove his county’s embattled elected sheriff and has called on the county attorney to look for other options. Kittleman, in an interview Monday, continued to call for Sheriff ...

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Legislative obstacles hurt efforts to protect wrongly convicted, lawmakers say

Institutional obstacles in the Maryland General Assembly impede legislative efforts to enable the wrongly convicted to prove their innocence and, once exonerated, to be appropriately compensated for the years they lost, state legislators said Thursday.

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