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Lawsuit: Morningside officer retaliated against after filing harassment claim

The lone female police officer in the Morningside Police Department has claimed she was passed over for a promotion and had comp time taken away since she filed a sexual harassment lawsuit earlier this year. Carissa M. Lewis’ retaliation lawsuit, ...

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Former pledge retaliated against after reporting fraternity hazing, court filing alleges

A former regional leader of Kappa Alpha Psi “mysteriously resigned” days after he launched an administrative investigation into a hazing incident that led to a $4 million lawsuit against the fraternity, according to an amended complaint filed this week. Cornelius ...

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Top court upholds dying man’s ID of alleged killer

Video of a dying man blinking at a photo of his alleged killer is admissible evidence at trial, even though the victim cannot be cross-examined and he lived for another two years, Maryland's top court held Friday. A unanimous Court of Appeals held Mevlin Pate's identification of Jermaine Hailes was a "dying declaration," meaning Hailes does not have a Sixth Amendment right of confronting his accuser in Prince George's County Circuit Court. "Here, we reach the same conclusion that the Supreme Court has consistently endorsed for more than a century, and hold that the Confrontation Clause does not apply to dying declarations," Judge Shirley M. Watts wrote in affirming the Court of Special Appeals.

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ACC, Maryland settle legal dispute for $31M

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The Atlantic Coast Conference and the University of Maryland have settled their legal dispute over the Terrapins' exit from the league. The ACC will keep the roughly $31 million it withheld from Maryland and the school will not owe the conference any more money.

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