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Stories of 2018: Gerrymandering gets its day in court

Helenmary Ball, left, of Calvert County, Md., as "Maryland District 5," points toward the separated area of Maryland District 3, being represented by Bobby Bartlett, right, as nonpartisan groups against gerrymandering protest in front of the Supreme Court, Wednesday, March 28, 2018, in Washington where the court will hear arguments on a gerrymandering case. The Supreme Court is taking up its second big partisan redistricting case of the term amid signs the justices could place limits on drawing maps for political gain. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

The judicial process moves slowly. Perhaps never more so than when the U.S. Supreme Court appears on the verge of redefining constitutional law in an area of representative democracy long presumed to be the province of state legislatures and the ...

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Frosh files final plea for justices’ review of Md. redistricting order

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh (File Photo)

In his final plea for Supreme Court review of a redistricting order, Maryland’s attorney general urged the justices Tuesday to set standards for determining if a congressional district in western Maryland was drawn with such a partisan bias by the ...

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Md. GOP voters urge justices to affirm gerrymander decision

In deciding about about the drawing of Maryland’s 6th Congressional District, shown in this photo illustration of the U.S. Supreme Court. (Maximilian Franz)

A group of Republican voters on Tuesday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold a lower court decision that their western Maryland congressional district was so severely drawn to ensure a Democrat’s election as to violate their constitutional right to ...

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Frosh appeals redistricting ruling, order to Supreme Court

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh said the Maryland Court of Appeals’ erroneous ruling struck down a state agency’s valid determination that a convicted human trafficker must register because his victim was a child. (File photo)

Maryland’s attorney general on Monday urged the Supreme Court to review and overturn a lower-court decision that a western Maryland congressional district was so severely drawn to ensure a Democrat’s election as to violate the GOP voters’ constitutional right to ...

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Supreme Court likely to apply excessive-fines ban to states

Tyson Timbs poses for a portrait at his aunt's home in Marion, Indiana. Five years ago, Timbs had his $42,000 Land Rover taken by the government in a process known as "civil asset forfeiture," after he pled guilty to selling $260 of heroin.  (Jenna Watson/The Indianapolis Star via AP)

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court left little doubt Wednesday that it would rule that the Constitution’s ban on excessive fines applies to the states, an outcome that could help an Indiana man recover the $40,000 Land Rover police seized when ...

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Hopkins professors urge justices to hear generic drugs appeal

"If all you're getting from your school system is here's everything that we're doing to reduce the chance of infection, that's not enough," says Dr. Joshua Sharfstein of Johns Hopkins. "People should also know what should happen, when and if there's a case of coronavirus in the  schools."(File photo)

Two Johns Hopkins medical school professors are urging the U.S. Supreme Court to revive a Maryland law aimed at preventing unwarranted price increases for generic drugs, calling access to affordable pharmaceuticals “a crucial issue for the public health.” In papers ...

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Judges stay Md. gerrymandering decision, order pending Supreme Court resolution

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

A three-judge panel on Friday stayed, pending U.S. Supreme Court resolution, its decision that a western Maryland congressional district was so severely drawn to ensure a Democrat’s election as to violate the GOP voters’ constitutional right to political association. The ...

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