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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A measure with bipartisan support in Maryland would stop the state from suspending a driver's license due to unpaid traffic fines.

Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh supported the measure during a news conference on Wednesday with lawmakers.

Frosh says tens of thousands of people have lost the privilege to drive, because they have been unable to pay fines and fees that have piled up, sometimes from very trivial traffic violations.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A state law that was passed in response to Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election will get another hearing in federal court.

Newspapers argue that the Maryland law amounts to the government telling the press what to publish. It requires that they create a database identifying the purchasers of online ads and how much they spend in state and local elections. They say that violates the First Amendment.


ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland's attorney general is suing a real estate company once run by President Donald Trump's son-in-law for allegedly illegal and harmful rental practices, including rodent and vermin infestations.

Attorney General Brian Frosh announced Wednesday that his office's Consumer Protection Division has filed charges against Westminster Management.

Frosh alleges tens of thousands of current and former residents were subjected to the alleged practices in Maryland.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh says he doesn't support a tentative multistate settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and the family that owns the company.

Frosh said Wednesday in a telephone interview that Maryland has not joined states that have reached a tentative deal.

He says what's on the table doesn't begin "to compensate for the damage that was done by the Purdue company and the Sackler family."

About half the states reached a tentative deal with Purdue Pharma over its role in the nation's deadly opioid epidemic.

The three states on the Delmarva Peninsula have joined 19 others in a suit against the easing of restrictions on coal-fired power plants.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has put in a new rules that allows states more latitude in upgrading such facilities.

The suit argues that does not meaningfully replace the greenhouse gas emissions from the power plants as required under the Clean Air Act.

WBOC reports that Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh chastised the administration saying that EPA is prioritizing the coal industry over clean, renewable energy.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The attorneys general of Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia are urging the nation's biggest electric grid operator to choose a CEO who will help with "efforts to address climate change" and embrace changes needed to make clean energy programs successful.

The letter signed by Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh, Delaware Attorney General Kathleen Jennings and District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine was sent last week to a panel searching for a new CEO for PJM Interconnection.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - The Federal Aviation Administration is going to reconsider its position challenging Maryland over new flight patterns and the noise they bring residents near Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.

The FAA filed a motion Tuesday to hold Maryland's case in abeyance while it reconsiders.

In September, the FAA wrote a letter to the state declining to respond to a petition asking for more review of the flight patterns.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland's attorney general is taking several businesses to court, saying consumers are at risk of losing their vehicles because of the companies' predatory loans.

The Daily Record reports Attorney General Brian Frosh announced the charges against Cash-N-Go Inc. and related businesses in a news release on Friday.

Prosecutors say the businesses offered "title loans" at rates more than 10 times the state's maximum legal rate of interest. Title loans are short-term, high-interest loans secured by consumers' vehicles.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court has denied a Maryland appeal to uphold the state's law against pharmaceutical price gouging.

The high court on Tuesday denied Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh's appeal without comment, letting a lower court ruling against the law stand.

The law approved in 2017 enabled the state's attorney general to sue makers of off-patent or generic drugs for price increases that state officials considered "unconscionable." That was defined as an excessive increase, unjustified by the cost of producing or distributing the drugs.

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Delaware has become one of 16 states who have filed a federal lawsuit to stop the President Trump’s emergency declaration from going into effect.

The president is looking to reallocate several billion dollars from other parts of the federal budget for building a wall along the southern border.

Delaware argues that any diversion of funds from the state National Guard, the Dover Air Force Base and other military projects along with drug interdiction would harm residents of the state.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - A federal judge has dismissed a Maryland lawsuit against President Donald Trump's administration for what it portrayed as recurring efforts to dismantle the national health care law.

U.S. District Judge Ellen Lipton Hollander writes in her Friday decision that there's no question about Trump's deep disdain for the Affordable Care Act. But she found the state's allegations "speculative."

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Catholic leaders in Baltimore say they've delivered over 50,000 files to Maryland's top law enforcement official amid an investigation into child sex abuse.

At a Tuesday event for reporters, Archbishop William Lori said Baltimore's archdiocese is cooperating fully with Attorney General Brian Frosh's ongoing probe. Lori said any credible allegations have long been sent to the attorney general's office "so there was already a lot on file from us."

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The attorneys general of the District of Columbia and Maryland plan to file subpoenas seeking records from the Trump Organization, the Internal Revenue Service and dozens of other entities in their lawsuit accusing Donald Trump of profiting off the presidency.

The Maryland attorney general's office confirmed the subpoena details to The Associated Press as they were being prepared on Tuesday.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Maryland's attorney general is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review an order for state officials to draw up a new congressional redistricting plan that isn't tainted by partisan gerrymandering.

Attorney General Brian Frosh's office filed its notice of appeal on Thursday and asked for the redistricting case to remain on hold pending action by the Supreme Court.

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Maryland is challenging the appointment of Matthew Whitaker as the new U.S. acting attorney general.

A filing, a draft of which was obtained earlier by The Associated Press, argues that President Donald Trump sidestepped the Constitution and normal procedure by naming Whitaker to the position in place of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

Whitaker was appointed Nov. 7 after the White House demanded the resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Whitaker had been Sessions' chief of staff.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - The University of Maryland, Baltimore, and its School of Medicine is accused of ignoring complaints of sexual harassment.

The Baltimore Sun reported Tuesday that 31-year-old Carly Goldstein accuses the institutions in a federal lawsuit of failing to stop harassment by her supervisor, Dr. Robert Crawford, who is a surgeon at the University of Maryland Medical Center and professor at the medical school.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Maryland's attorney general is delving into confidential records of the Roman Catholic Church as part of an investigation into child sex abuse allegations in the Baltimore archdiocese.

In a Monday letter to Catholic clergy, Archbishop William Lori writes the archdiocese was informed by Attorney General Brian Frosh of "an investigation of records related to the sexual abuse of children."

BALTIMORE (AP) - Maryland's attorney general has filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump's administration for efforts he says are intended to undercut the nation's health care law.

The lawsuit filed in federal court Thursday is the latest in a broad effort by attorneys general in various U.S. states pushing back against a "sabotage" of the Affordable Care Act following years of failed GOP attempts to fully repeal the Obama-era law.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Maryland authorities say an Arizona-based drugmaker engaged in a nationwide scheme characterized by "extraordinary misconduct" to boost profits amid the coast-to-coast opioid epidemic.

Attorney General Brian Frosh announced Thursday that his office filed charges against Insys Therapeutics alleging multiple violations of a consumer protect law.

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GREENBELT, Md. (AP) - News outlets are challenging a Maryland law meant to fight foreign meddling in online political advertising because they say it creates unfair burdens on media sites that publish such ads.

The Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association and several newspapers filed the lawsuit Friday challenging the constitutionality of the law passed in April.

They say the law infringes on free speech with required statements about political ads. It also says the law includes onerous requirements for them to turn over data on ad buyers to election officials.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland's attorney general is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to preserve a cross-shaped memorial on public land which serves to honor the men killed in World War I.

The Washington Post reports Attorney General Brian Frosh filed a brief in the case, which challenges the constitutionality of the 40-foot-tall (12-meter) cross in Prince George's County. The cross sits in a median at an intersection in Bladensburg and is maintained with taxpayer funds.

The court has not decided whether to take the case.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A federal appeals court has turned down Attorney General Brian Frosh's petition for a re-hearing in a lawsuit over Maryland's first-in-the-nation law against pharmaceutical price gouging.

The Richmond, Virginia-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied a request from Frosh that the full court hear the case in an order published Wednesday.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A federal appeals court has struck down Maryland's first-in-the-nation law against pharmaceutical price gouging.

A divided three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday the law is unconstitutional. The ruling says that's because it regulates transactions that take place outside of Maryland and burdens interstate commerce in prescription drugs.


ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A Maryland Democrat who's running for governor has picked up his third endorsement from a U.S. senator in addition to key progressive groups' backing.

The Washington Post reported Friday that California's Kamala Harris joins New Jersey's Cory Booker and Vermont's Bernie Sanders in endorsing former NAACP president Ben Jealous. Jealous is one of seven Democrats vying to challenge Republican Gov. Larry Hogan.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Some officials in Maryland are calling for more transparency of police personnel files and disciplinary records.

The Baltimore Sun reported Saturday that Maryland shields such records from public disclosure. But the recent corruption convictions of some Baltimore police officers have prompted calls for a change. Some officers had faced internal misconduct allegations.

Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh said through a spokeswoman that "the issue of disclosure and transparency warrants a fresh look."

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh has filed to run for a second term.

Frosh, a Democrat from Montgomery County, announced his re-election bid Thursday.

Frosh has occasionally clashed with Republican Gov. Larry Hogan. Last year, after Donald Trump's election, the Democrat-controlled Maryland legislature gave Frosh expanded authority to sue the federal government without the governor's permission.

BALTIMORE (AP) - Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh says the state will challenge the constitutionality of the federal tax overhaul.

Frosh announced Thursday that Maryland, along with other states, will challenge the law's $10,000 federal cap on state and local property and income tax deductions. He says the state intends to join a New York-led lawsuit.

Frosh, a Democrat, says that by eliminating the deductions, the tax law will "jack up taxes for more than half a million Marylanders."

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BALTIMORE (AP) - A Republican lawyer and trade group CEO from Howard County plans to run for attorney general of Maryland.

Craig Wolf told The Baltimore Sun on Tuesday that he would join the race.

Democratic incumbent Brian Frosh won office in 2014 with 55.8 percent of the vote.

Wolf is president and CEO of the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America. The group said last week that Wolf would step down June 30 from his post.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Environmental groups in Maryland are getting bipartisan support in their opposition to allowing offshore drilling off the state's coast.

Attorney General Brian Frosh, a Democrat, and a leading environmental official in Republican Gov. Larry Hogan's administration, attended a news conference opposing the idea Tuesday before an open house was held by the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland's attorney general has infuriated Gov. Larry Hogan by declining, for the moment, to join a legal fight against a ruling that a prominent cross-shaped war monument on public violates the U.S. Constitution.