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  • Gansler eyes lawsuit over well contamination

    Gansler eyes lawsuit over well contamination
    Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler, encouraged by whopping awards and settlements in other states, could join what one analyst calls a "nationwide cascade" of litigation against the oil industry for its use years ago of a gasoline additive...
  • O'Malley, murder victims' daughter speak about death penalty

    O'Malley, murder victims' daughter speak about death penalty
    A Western Maryland woman whose parents were killed by a man on death row urged Gov. Martin O'Malley in a phone conversation Monday not to commute the man's sentence. The conversation came days after The Baltimore Sun reported that O'Malley had reached...
  • 21 states hope to overturn Maryland's gun control law

    21 states hope to overturn Maryland's gun control law
    Led by West Virginia's attorney general, 21 states have joined a legal effort seeking to overturn Maryland's tough new gun control law. The Maryland statute has no effect on gun laws in their states, but the attorneys general argue in an amicus brief...
  • O'Malley asks to meet with families of death row inmates' victims

    O'Malley asks to meet with families of death row inmates' victims
    With two months left in office, Gov. Martin O'Malley has asked to meet with at least two families whose loved ones were killed by men on Maryland's death row — a move that might signal the governor is poised to take action on death penalty cases....
  • Gansler to join Washington law firm in January

    Gansler to join Washington law firm in January
    Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler said Tuesday that he will join a Washington law firm when he leaves office next month after eight years as Maryland's top lawyer. Gansler, whose term ends Jan. 12, will become a partner in BuckleySandler LLP, where...
  • Good Morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Friday

    Good Morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Friday
    Here's what you need to know to start your Friday and weekend.    WEATHER We had a dress rehearsal for winter last evening, with a little wet snow. No reason to panic because it was gone for most of us by morning. Today will be partly sunny with...
  • State colleges revising sexual assault policies

     State colleges revising sexual assault policies
    Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler issued recommendations to the state's universities Thursday as they work to revamp their approach to sexual misconduct, including training students to intervene when they can and directing school officials to...
  • Verizon to pay $1.375 million to settle FiOS investigation

    Verizon to pay $1.375 million to settle FiOS investigation
    Thousands of current and former Verizon FiOS customers who believe the company misrepresented the service's costs when they signed up may be eligible for money from a state settlement announced Wednesday. The telecommunications company agreed to pay...
  • Race had a role in Hogan's win

    Race had a role in Hogan's win
    Larry Hogan's 5-point defeat of Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown last week in the Maryland governor's race was overshadowed by national electoral developments, notably the Republicans' recapture of the U.S. Senate majority they lost in 2006. But what a win....
  • No more executions

    Gov. Martin O'Malley needs to act soon to resolve the legal limbo into which the four remaining inmates on Maryland's death row have fallen since the repeal of the state's death penalty last year. State Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler opposed...
  • Gansler argues state must vacate sentences of death row inmates

    Gansler argues state must vacate sentences of death row inmates
    More than a year after the repeal of capital punishment in Maryland, Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler says the state has no choice but to change the sentences of its remaining death row inmates. Gansler has filed a legal brief in support of an appeal...