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4th Circuit affirms Mosby’s right to fire prosecutor who backed opponent

Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby. (File photo)

Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby was within her rights to fire a prosecutor who had campaigned for her opponent in the 2014 election, a federal appellate panel held Tuesday. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously affirmed ...

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4th Circuit to hear fired Baltimore prosecutor’s appeal

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, housed at the Lewis F. Powell Jr. U.S. Courthouse in Richmond, xxx (U.S. General Services Administration)

A former prosecutor who was fired by Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby after backing Mosby’s election opponent will have her case heard by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday. A federal judge dismissed Keri L. Borzilleri’s lawsuit last year, ...

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Prosecute for pot paraphernalia? Not likely

Glass pipes are often used to smoke marijuana instead of tobacco. (iStock photo)

Maryland law makes it a crime to possess drug paraphernalia, though possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana now constitutes a civil offense punishable by an initial fine of $100 — a legal disparity that has prompted many county state’s attorneys to say they will limit prosecutions for paraphernalia possession.

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