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Senate panel recommends Hur for Maryland U.S. attorney

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Veteran prosecutor Robert K. Hur took a giant step toward becoming Maryland’s next chief federal prosecutor Thursday when the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee recommended by voice vote the full Senate approve his confirmation to be U.S. attorney.

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Judge dismisses part of wrongful death suit stemming from prison heart attack

A federal judge has dismissed an Eighth Amendment complaint brought against employees of a Western Maryland prison accused of failing to provide adequate accommodations for an inmate’s medical issues which allegedly led to his fatal heart attack. U.S. District Judge ...

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Holder: Rethink mandatory minimums for drug crimes

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder announced a major shift Monday in federal sentencing policies, targeting long mandatory terms that he said have flooded the nation’s prisons with low-level drug offenders and diverted crime-fighting dollars that could be far better ...

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Law blog roundup

It was the best times and the worst of times in the law blog round-up this Monday. Though, it was mostly just the worst of times if you are a current or incoming law school student – or if you ...

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