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Maryland Asks Court of Appeals to Reinstate Federal Approval for Purple Line

The state is asking the court to reverse a previous ruling that blocked federal funds for the light-rail project
06/22/17

Man Sentenced to 25 Years for Coercing Pornographic Images from Minor

28-year-old from Silver Spring was already registered as a sex offender
06/20/17

Beltway Sniper Malvo Seeks Resentencing; Noose Found in Montgomery Village Tree

News, announcements and other helpful links for Friday morning
06/16/17

Judges Named To Fill Vacancies on Montgomery County Circuit Court

Governor appoints family division magistrate, private attorney to bench
06/14/17

Potomac Man Charged in Scheme That Bilked Millions From State Department

Federal investigators believe man helped orchestrate a contract that overcharged the agency
06/14/17

North Bethesda Hotel Plays Role in New Trump Lawsuit

Conference center may lose business to president’s D.C. hotel, attorneys general claim in emoluments lawsuit
06/13/17

Maryland Attorney General Joins D.C. To Sue Trump; Change in State Law Designed to Protect Cyclists in Crosswalks

News, announcements and other helpful links for Monday morning
06/12/17

Purple Line Plaintiffs Ask Judge Not To Allow Project To Proceed

Filing claims project’s advancement would cause environmental harm; meanwhile judge releases memo explaining May ruling
06/09/17

State Asks Judge To Stay Order in Purple Line Case To Allow Project To Progress

Motion asks for court ruling by Friday
06/06/17

State Transportation Secretary Orders Suspension of ‘Key’ Purple Line Work

Pete Rahn says move is necessary as it appeals judge’s ruling to study light-rail line’s ridership
05/31/17

Federal Judge Dismisses Additional Issues in Purple Line Case

Ruling sets stage for appeal of judge's ruling based on Metro's issues
05/30/17

State Warns of Dire Consequences if Pending Issues in Purple Line Case Are Not Resolved Quickly

Maryland Attorney General says judge needs to rule on the outstanding issues
05/25/17

Maryland Doesn’t Have Clear Plan To Wind Down Purple Line Operations If Legal Case Drags On, Official Says

Project’s deputy director said state’s legal team is looking for a way to allow construction to begin
05/25/17

Judge’s Legal Logic Questioned After Latest Ruling in Purple Line Case

Law professor says Judge Richard Leon did what Supreme Court has warned judges not to do by substituting his judgment for that of a federal agency
05/23/17

Purple Line Supporters Say Judge’s Ruling Presents Opportunity To End Legal Delays

Plaintiffs, who have long opposed the project, celebrated Monday’s ruling requiring further study of the light-rail project
05/22/17

Judge in Purple Line Case Calls for New Environmental Review Due to Metro’s Issues

Ruling could further delay construction of the light-rail project
05/22/17

Silver Spring Puppy Cruelty Case Ends With Six-Month Jail Sentence; County Bill Would Exempt Hotels From Lifeguard Requirement

News, announcements and other helpful links for Thursday morning
05/18/17

Maryland Attorney General Files Writ of Mandamus in Purple Line Case

State is seeking to have a higher court force the district judge to issue a ruling in ongoing case
05/15/17

Judge Denies Motion To Lower Bond for Former Childcare Worker Charged with Killing Infant

Family and friends packed the court room Friday in support of Kia Divband
05/13/17

Trial Begins in Silver Spring Transit Center Lawsuit

Montgomery County is attempting to recover more than $40 million in cost overruns in the complex case
05/11/17
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