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Tag Archives: sexual assault

A ‘petnup’ might be good idea for spouses with furry friends

Welcome to Monday, the 57th anniversary of the slayings of civil rights activists James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner in Mississippi. Here are some news items to get your week started. — Married couples who own dogs or cats ...

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Md. bill would require victims be told why charges were dropped (access required)

Prosecutors who decline or withdraw charges against an alleged sexual assaulter would have to tell the alleged victim why, under legislation brought before a Senate committee Tuesday. Sen. Ron Young, the bill’s chief sponsor, said the prosecutors’ explanation is necessary ...

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Divided Senate passes bill extending protective orders to acquaintances (access required)

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 (access required)

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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