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Being San Francisco’s top prosecutor must seem like a dream job

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Law Blog Roundup took Monday off to honor Presidents’ Day with someone born during the Hoover administration. Here are some news items for this week starting on Tuesday, the 56th anniversary of the publication of Betty Friedan’s “The Feminine Mystique.” ...

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Bail could violate due process, bar tells justices

Police office guards the main entrance to the Supreme Court in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Welcome to Monday, the 42nd anniversary of the release of Fleetwood Mac’s album “Rumours.” Here are some news items to get your week started: — Bail without consideration of defendants’ financial circumstances violates due process, ABA tells U.S. Supreme Court ...

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Senate bill would enable child support in sexual-assault cases

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ANNAPOLIS – Mothers or fathers whose parental rights were terminated for having conceived the child through nonconsensual intercourse could still be ordered to pay child support under legislation being considered by the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee. Senate Bill 98 would ...

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UMBC, other defendants seek dismissal of lawsuit over sexual assault investigations

7-28-16 BALTIMORE, MD- Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, President of UMBC seen here on Capmus for a Q+A and story about the 50th anniversary of the University. (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

The University of Maryland, Baltimore County called a lawsuit alleging the school, police and prosecutors improperly handle sexual assault investigations “long on outrage and short on concrete facts” in a motion to dismiss filed Monday. The lawsuit, filed in September, ...

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Kavanaugh’s accuser waited years to come forward. Does that undercut her claim?

In this Sept. 6, 2018 photo, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh reacts as he testifies after questioning before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Official Washington is scrambling Monday to assess and manage Kavanaugh’s prospects after his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, revealed her identity to The Washington Post and described an encounter she believes was attempted rape. Kavanaugh reported to the White House amid the upheaval, but there was no immediate word on why or whether he had been summoned.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

That issue of delayed reporting – and the legal complexities attached to it – could lie at the heart of the examination of an assault allegation leveled against Brett M. Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court.

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