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Judges stay GOP challenge to Md. congressional district

Edward A. Garmatz United States Courthouse in Baltimore (File)

A divided three judge U.S. District Court panel on Thursday stayed a Republican congressional redistricting challenge in Maryland pending the U.S. Supreme Court’s resolution of whether GOP lawmakers in Wisconsin drew legislative districts so contrary to the state’s political breakdown ...

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GOP foes of Md. congressional district seek to keep high-court option open

In this Feb. 13, 2016, file photo, people stand on the steps of the Supreme Court at sunset in Washington.  (AP Photo/Jon Elswick, file)

Republicans challenging the constitutionality of the pro-Democratic redrawing of a Maryland congressional district have told the U.S. Supreme Court their claim differs significantly from a case pending before the justices, which asks if Wisconsin’s GOP lawmakers drew legislative districts so ...

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Frosh to Supreme Court: Arbitration does not trump workers’ right to collective action

Attorney General Brian E. Frosh (File)

Employers cannot compel employees to sign employment contracts binding them to arbitrate their disputes individually and waive their right to collective action, Maryland’s attorney general wrote in papers filed with the U.S. Supreme Court. The justices have long held that ...

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Md. criminal defense group seeks Supreme Court review of murder conviction

FILE - In this April 4, 2017, file photo, the Supreme Court Building is seen in Washington. In an era of deep partisan division, the Supreme Court could soon decide whether the drawing of electoral districts can be too political. A dispute over Wisconsin’s Republican-drawn boundaries for the state legislature offers Democrats some hope of cutting into GOP electoral majorities across the United States.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

A group of Maryland criminal defense lawyers has pledged its support for a U.S. Supreme Court review of a Silver Spring man’s murder conviction, saying the justices should hear more criminal appeals from state high courts that raise federal constitution ...

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Supreme Court shows interest in Maryland’s appeal of marijuana-frisk decision

The Court of Appeals ‘has yet to weigh in on the issue of whether the detection by an officer of the smell of marijuana coming from a car continues to provide police with probable cause to search the car in light of the recent amendments’ to Maryland Criminal Law, lawyers for three men convicted of possession successfully argued in their petition to the state’s top court. (Thinkstock)

The U.S. Supreme Court is showing interest in the state’s appeal of a Maryland high-court decision that the pungent smell of raw, unsmoked marijuana emanating from a car during a traffic stop does not in itself enable police officers to ...

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Convicted Silver Spring killer seeks Supreme Court review of interrogation

In this Feb. 13, 2016, file photo, people stand on the steps of the Supreme Court at sunset in Washington.  (AP Photo/Jon Elswick, file)

A Silver Spring man convicted of murdering an old friend has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to review and overturn the conviction, saying police failed to honor his constitutionally protected request for a lawyer made well before they began questioning ...

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5 who protested in Supreme Court to serve a few days in jail

In this Feb. 13, 2016, file photo, people stand on the steps of the Supreme Court at sunset in Washington.  (AP Photo/Jon Elswick, file)

WASHINGTON — Five protesters who pleaded guilty to causing disruptions in the U.S. Supreme Court have been sentenced to a few days in jail. A spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia says four were sentenced ...

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Was Trump’s “Pardon me” an effort to get by or a question?

Richard Nixon, Richard M. Nixon, Richard Milhous Nixon

Welcome to Monday, the 43rd anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Nixon, in which the justices held that President Richard Nixon had to surrender to the special prosecutor recordings of White House conversations related to the Watergate ...

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Gun-rights advocates challenge Md. assault-weapons ban in Supreme Court

FILE - In this April 4, 2017, file photo, the Supreme Court Building is seen in Washington. In an era of deep partisan division, the Supreme Court could soon decide whether the drawing of electoral districts can be too political. A dispute over Wisconsin’s Republican-drawn boundaries for the state legislature offers Democrats some hope of cutting into GOP electoral majorities across the United States.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Gun-rights advocates have urged the U.S. Supreme Court to review and strike down as unconstitutional Maryland’s ban on military assault-style weapons and high capacity magazines, those carrying more than 10 rounds of ammunition. In papers filed with the high court ...

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