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Impact of Supreme Court opinion on asset forfeiture unclear in Maryland (access required)

Last week’s unanimous Supreme Court decision that the Eighth Amendment’s excessive fines clause applies to the states is garnering praise, but it is unclear how much the decision’s impact will be felt in Maryland, where legislators have been chipping away at ...

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Increasing prison sentences – by any name or number – won’t stem violence (access required)

In response to various legislative proposals from Gov. Larry Hogan, Maryland is on a fast track to pass a poorly conceived law that, if enacted, will grow Maryland’s prison population with little impact on our safety. The full Senate on ...

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Hogan renews push for legislative redistricting reform (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — Seeking to rally support for the creation of an independent, non-partisan committee to handle redistricting, Gov. Larry Hogan Friday called the state’s current partisan redistricting process “disgraceful” and lambasted the legislature for not acting to implement reforms. Hogan has made passage ...

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