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Supreme Court issues new orders list; no mention of same-sex marriage

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(Bloomberg) The Supreme Court deferred acting on gay marriage, issuing a list of orders without mentioning the seven pending appeals that seek a definitive ruling on the constitutional rights of same-sex couples Thursday’s action provides no indication of how the ...

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Top court explains ruling on state redistricting plan

A legislative district that straddled political boundaries was “constitutionally required” to ensure that some 30,000 residents were not left unrepresented in the General Assembly, Maryland’s top court said Tuesday in explaining why it approved Gov. Martin O’Malley’s redistricting plan last year.

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Poll: Make Redistricting Independent of Elected Officials

Statewide, 73 percent of those surveyed earlier this month said they prefer redistricting to be done by an independent commission rather than by elected officials, according to a poll requested by the Greater Baltimore Committee.

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On birthday of ‘gerrymander’ namesake, rally planned to reform redistricting

Nearly a decade before the next redistricting, a government watchdog group and some elected officials plan to rally in Annapolis Wednesday to urge a rethinking of Maryland's process, which is rife with political influence.

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Van Hollen opens office in Mount Airy

MOUNT AIRY — Maryland Rep. Chris Van Hollen is opening an office in Carroll County. Van Hollen, a Democrat who represents Maryland’s 8th congressional district, is holding a grand opening celebration on Monday evening at his new district office in ...

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‘Bilateral disarmament’ proposed on redistricting

Sen. Paul Pinsky, a leader of the left in the state Senate, freely concedes he’d like to see as many “liberals and progressives” elected to Congress as possible. But the Prince George’s Democrat also acknowledges that Maryland congressional district lines ...

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Md. voters deciding high-profile ballot measures

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland could become the first state in the nation to decide by popular vote to allow illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition at public colleges. Voters were also making up their minds on same-sex marriage, expanded gambling and ...

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