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‘Good faith’ searches protect agencies in MPIA cases, high court rules

Court of Appeals

Government agencies must conduct a “good faith” search for records requested under the Maryland Public Information Act and should assist the requesting party in narrowing requests that sweep too broadly, the state’s top court ruled Thursday. “An agency that receives ...

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Md. high court: Privacy trumps disclosure when listing ‘abandoned’ goods

Court of Appeals

The Maryland Public Information Act prohibits the state comptroller from listing abandoned properties in order of their value, as that information would disclose personal financial information regarding their owners, Maryland’s top court has unanimously ruled.

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Md.’s top court hears challenge to redaction of abortion providers’ names

Citing slayings and harassment of abortion providers in other states, an attorney for Maryland defended before the state’s top court Monday a government agency’s refusal to disclose publicly the names of individuals seeking licenses to open surgical facilities that perform abortions.

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Editorial Advisory Board: The days of ‘Trust me’ are over

Baltimore City police officers soon will be wearing body cameras, and stationary video cameras already record a substantial amount of activity on Baltimore’s streets. The Commission Regarding the Implementation & Use of Body Cameras by Law Enforcement Officers, established by ...

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