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High court is indeed activist, bar panel says (access required)

OCEAN CITY — The U.S. Supreme Court has not hesitated in recent years to go above and beyond the cases before it to make bold and sweeping changes to the law, three veteran court watchers said Thursday. “This court’s habits ...

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Science panel assesses Chesapeake Bay restoration plan

A panel of scientists and environmentalists says the ambitious plan to restore the Chesapeake Bay faces a number of challenges to successfully achieve the massive reclamation project. They include improved tracking of efforts to reduce pollution into the bay, climate ...

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Baltimore Board of Estimates OKs budget proposal

Baltimore’s Board of Estimates has approved Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s proposed $2.7 billion budget. The panel’s approval Wednesday clears the way for the city council to consider the proposed fiscal year 2012 spending plan, which closes a projected shortfall with cuts, ...

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Orthodox Jewish panel’s decision upheld (access required)

A Maryland appeals court has refused to disturb — on state contract law grounds — an Orthodox Jewish arbitration panel’s denial of a financial award to a divorced woman who had signed a prenuptial agreement to have the dispute resolved ...

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House panel’s bill would end foreclosure program

WASHINGTON — A House committee plans to write legislation next week ending the Obama administration’s flagship effort for helping struggling homeowners avoid foreclosure and abolishing three other housing assistance programs. At its meeting next Thursday, the highest-profile target of the ...

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Strip club liquor ban unconstitutional, 4th Circuit affirms

A Maryland law that allowed Prince George’s County to ban liquor sales at strip clubs based on the performers’ conduct and attire is unconstitutional, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals held Thursday. The 2-1 decision affirms a federal judge’s ...

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Panel: FBI overstated science behind anthrax probe

HAGERSTOWN — Federal investigators overstated the strength of the scientific evidence against a late Army researcher blamed for the anthrax mailings that killed five people in 2001, a panel of scientists said Tuesday after an 18-month review. However, the panel ...

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Report: $800M a year more needed for Md. transportation infrastructure

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland should raise $800 million more in annual transportation funding to shore up the state’s depleted Transportation Trust Fund, a commission recommended Monday. The 28-member Blue Ribbon Commission on Maryland Transportation Funding also recommended amending the state’s constitution ...

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