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Skeptical Md. high court reviews Calvert County zoning ethics case

Local residents may challenge a commission’s zoning decision they allege was unlawfully reached based on the vote of a commissioner with a personal stake in the outcome, their attorney told a skeptical Maryland high court.

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High court upholds Barbera’s statute-of-limitations suspension

Maryland’s then top judge acted within her constitutional authority in suspending the deadline for filing civil claims as she closed the clerks’ offices to stanch the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the state’s high court unanimously ruled Wednesday. In its ...

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Human Rights Campaign faces racial bias allegation

Welcome to Monday, the 118th anniversary of the Great Baltimore Fire. Here are some more news items. — Fired Human Rights Campaign president sues the group for alleged racial bias. — Tunisia’s president takes aim at nation’s judiciary. — Bill ...

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Challenge to statute-of-limitations suspension appears doomed at Md. high court

Maryland’s top court appears poised to uphold the constitutionality of its then-chief judge’s order suspending the deadline for filing civil claims when she closed the clerks’ offices last year to stanch the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Several Court of ...

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Barbera’s statute-of-limitations suspension was unconstitutional, attorney says

Maryland’s then top judge violated the state Constitution by suspending the deadline for filing civil claims when she closed the clerks’ offices to stanch the spread of the COVID-19 virus, a civil-defense attorney told Maryland’s top court Monday. In papers ...

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Baltimore judge assails constitutionality of Hogan’s judicial scorecard

ANNAPOLIS – A Baltimore judge Tuesday assailed as constitutionally suspect Gov. Larry Hogan’s legislative proposal to require a state commission to compile the violent crime sentences handed down by each Maryland circuit court judge, saying the bill could spur harsher ...

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Steven K. Fedder: On this Law Day, thoughts on gerrymandering

In high school, we were taught there were three separate but equal branches of government. But in practice, separation of powers, this year’s theme for the American Bar Association’s Law Day (celebrated each year May 1), has been more of an ephemeral goal than reality.

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