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Divided Senate passes bill extending protective orders to acquaintances

The Maryland State House.

ANNAPOLIS – A divided Senate passed legislation Thursday that would enable alleged victims of sexual assault to seek protective court orders against acquaintances who allegedly attacked them. The Senate’s 30-16 vote follows the House of Delegates approval last week of ...

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Senate gives initial OK to bill extending protective orders to acquaintances

Sen. Jeff Waldstreicher, D-Montgomery and the proposed amendment’s chief Senate sponsor, says the threshold boost would enhance “judicial efficiency” by relieving circuit courts of holding jury trials for relatively small claims (The Daily Record / Bryan P. Sears)

ANNAPOLIS – The Senate gave preliminary approval Friday to a bill that would enable alleged victims of sexual assault to seek protective court orders against acquaintances who allegedly attacked them. The measure would broaden existing law, which permits alleged victims ...

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Bill to expand protective orders to acquaintances draws fire in Md. Senate

Sen. Jeff Waldstreicher. (The Daily Record / Bryan P. Sears)

ANNAPOLIS – A bill to enable alleged victims of sexual assault to seek protective court orders against acquaintances who allegedly attacked them drew fire from Senate opponents Thursday as an improper and possibly unconstitutional expansion of a law intended to ...

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Judge dismisses suit over UMBC sexual assault investigations

U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow in 2010. (The Daily Record/Rich Dennison)

A federal judge on Monday dismissed – at least for now — a civil rights lawsuit alleging UMBC, county police and the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office improperly handled sexual assault investigations by at least five women. In dismissing the ...

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