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Supreme Court Ruling Prevents Police From Searching Cell Phones During Arrest

It’s a landmark Supreme Court ruling on cell phones and privacy. The nation’s highest court says police cannot search a person’s phone during an arrest.

06/25/2014

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Md. Won’t Enforce $10K Donor Limit After Ruling

Maryland elections officials say they will no longer enforce a $10,000 limit on donors’ contributions to state candidates during a four-year election cycle, citing a U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

04/11/2014

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Task Force On Bail Hearings Postponed By Weather

The meeting of a task force grappling with a court ruling that requires attorneys for criminal defendants at initial bail hearings was postponed because of bad weather.

12/10/2013

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Some Md. Prisoners Freed After 2012 Court Ruling

Together, the four men sitting handcuffed in a Baltimore courtroom had spent 151 years in prison. Nicholas Marshall-Bey: 34 years on a murder conviction. Salim Sadiki: 37 years after being found guilty of rape. Michael Person: 39 years in the slaying of a bartender. Hercules Williams: 41 years in the death of a man in his living room.

11/27/2013

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Md. High Court Upholds Ruling: Poor Defendants Entitled To Lawyer At Bail Hearing

Maryland’s highest court says it won’t stay its ruling that poor defendants are entitled to have an attorney present at bail hearings.

11/07/2013

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Judge Rules Morning-After Pill To Be Sold To Girls Under 17 Without Prescription

Contraceptive controversy. A surprise ruling by a federal judge allows young girls to get the morning-after pill without a doctor’s or parent’s permission.

04/05/2013

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Md. Lawmakers Take On Pit Bull Ruling

A bill that would reverse the designation of pit bulls as an “inherently dangerous” breed of dog moved closer to being passed by the Maryland House of Delegates.

02/19/2013

Bradley Manning was subpoenaed in the WikiLeaks trial in January.  He had his own trial in December.

U.S. Appeals Court Rules On WikiLeaks Investigation

A federal appeals court ruled Friday that prosecutors can demand Twitter account information of certain users in their criminal probe into the disclosure of classified documents on WikiLeaks.

01/25/2013

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Showdown Continues Over Controversial Md. Pit Bull Ruling

Pit bulls: family pets or dangerous dogs? The showdown over how Maryland treats these animals and their owners continues.

11/12/2012

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Lawmakers Urge Supreme Court To Look At DNA Ruling

A bipartisan group of 19 Maryland lawmakers is planning to file a legal brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to review a Maryland ruling that struck down a law allowing police to collect DNA samples from people charged with violent crimes and burglaries.

09/17/2012

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Baltimore Housing Community Residents Seek Restraining Order To Keep Their Pit Bulls

Pit bull owners are taking their fight to keep their dogs and their homes to federal court.

09/13/2012

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Pit Bull Owners Face Decision To Abandon Their Dogs Or Be Evicted From Their Homes

Shelters and pit bull owners say they’re now feeling the effects of a controversial ruling that labeled pit bulls as inherently dangerous.

08/29/2012

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