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A bard on the bench: Md. judge gets creative with opinions

Robert McDonald, a Harvard Law School graduate and a former chief counsel for the Maryland Attorney General's Office, was appointed to the state's highest court nearly two years ago. Since then, he has written several opinions that include literary references, creative rhetoric or even a touch of humor.

Sunday - 10/27/2013, 07:04am EDT

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New Md. chief judge aims for timely decisions

Monday - 10/21/2013, 12:54pm EDT

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Appeals court in Va. hears health reform challenge

Liberty University's challenge to the Obama administration's health care law is back in the hands of a federal appeals court in Virginia.

Thursday - 05/16/2013, 03:59pm EDT

Tags: Liberty University, courts, court of appeals, health care reform law, Obamacare

Va. inmate seeking sex change to get court hearing

A federal appeals panel said Monday that a Virginia inmate is entitled to a full court hearing on her lifelong quest for a sex-change operation.

Monday - 01/28/2013, 03:21pm EST

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Md. highest court recognizes same-sex divorce

Maryland's highest court has issued a ruling recognizing divorce for valid out-of-state same-sex marriages.

Friday - 05/18/2012, 12:34pm EDT

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Prosecutors want Supreme Court to review Md. DNA ruling

Support among Maryland prosecutors is growing for the Supreme Court to review a ruling by Maryland's highest court, one that found it unconstitutional for police to collect cheek swabs of people arrested for violent crimes and burglaries.

Tuesday - 05/01/2012, 07:25am EDT

Tags: angela alsobrooks, nathan hager, court of appeals, DNA collection, Supreme Court