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Duty to report child abuse trumps marital privilege, Md. high court says

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ANNAPOLIS – The statutory duty of Marylanders to report suspected child abuse to law enforcement trumps the general rule that private communications between spouses are inadmissible at trial, Maryland’s top court ruled Tuesday in reinstating the murder conviction of an ...

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Divided Senate panel debates physician-assisted suicide bill

Sen. William 'Will' Smith

ANNAPOLIS – A Senate committee appeared deeply divided Thursday over legislation that would allow terminally ill patients to request and receive life-ending medication from their physicians who conclude they have at most six months to live. Sen. William C. “Will” ...

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