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Md. court reverses assault conviction, cites race-based juror exclusion

Cecil County prosecutors unconstitutionally struck the lone prospective Black juror from an assault case because of her race, Maryland’s second-highest court ruled Friday in overturning the conviction of the defendant, who is also Black. In it reported 3-0 decision, the ...

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Defense lawyers oppose jury trials resuming

Welcome to Monday the 67th anniversary of the Supreme Court upholding the District of Columbia’s criminal prohibition on restaurant’s refusing to serve black customers. Here are some news items to get your week started. — Criminal defense lawyers call resuming ...

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Senate gives initial approval to hate crime, hairstyle bias bills

ANNAPOLIS – The Senate could vote as early as Wednesday on bills that would ease the standard for proving a hate crime and expand Maryland civil rights law’s definition of “race” to include ethnic hairstyles. On Tuesday, senators gave preliminary ...

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Anne Arundel Co. school administrator alleges race discrimination

A black Anne Arundel County public school administrator  has filed suit against the county board of education, alleging his supervisor told him he “intimidated” his staff and students’ parents before demoting him because of his race. While Michael Lyons was ...

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Salisbury real estate company settles race discrimination suit for $25K

A Salisbury-based real estate company will pay $25,000 to settle a race discrimination case brought on behalf of an African-American former employee who claimed she was bypassed for promotions because of her race and paid less than white employees who ...

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