Editorial Advisory Board: Mosby and marijuana possession

Nolle prosequi is a Latin phrase which means “to no longer prosecute” or “unwilling to pursue.” Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby has recently announced the state’s attorney’s office will no longer prosecute individuals arrested for possession of marijuana in Baltimore. In making her announcement, Mosby indicated that marijuana possession arrests will not be prosecuted, …

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Bill proposed to define and allow esports in Maryland

    ANNAPOLIS — Legislation that would define esports in Maryland, allow prizes and prevent gambling was heard by the House Ways and Means committee on Thursday. The legislation defines esports as a competition involving video games, including first-person shooters, real-time strategy games and multiplayer online battle arenas, in which players compete against each other. …

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Md. restrictions on ‘ghost guns,’ other curbs urged at rally

ANNAPOLIS —  Bolstered by successes last year, supporters of stricter gun laws returned to the State House to lobby lawmakers for additional measures they said will make Maryland residents safer from gun violence. Democratic lawmakers, backed by supporters who are part of Mom’s Demand Action, said they will push for more stringent gun laws in Maryland. …

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Montgomery White Oak Apartments fetch $86.75M

The 592-unit garden style Montgomery White Oak Apartments in Silver Spring sold for $86.75 million to a partnership that includes a local firm. An ownership group consisting of Rockville-based The Donaldson Group, Declaration Capital and DRA Advisors, both based in New York, purchased the property. The partners intend to renovate the property, located on 28 …

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More regulations proposed for for-profit colleges in Maryland

Maryland lawmakers will look to tighten regulations on for-profit colleges and career schools, hoping to protect students from falling into a student loan debt hole. Legislation introduced Thursday by Sen. Paul Pinsky, D-Prince George’s, would limit how much of a student’s education could be paid for with loans and require schools to make disclosures about …

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Md. AG reaches settlement with LPL Financial

The Maryland Attorney General’s office has reached a settlement with LPL Financial LLC, requiring the firm to repurchase certain securities and pay civil penalties, the office announced Thursday. The settlement stems from a multistate investigation into LPL’s failure to establish and maintain reasonable policies and procedures to prevent the sale of unregistered, non-exempt securities by …

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Retired police detective seeks reversal of $15M wrongful-conviction verdict

A retired Baltimore Police Department detective is asking a federal appeals court to vacate a $15 million verdict awarded to a wrongfully incarcerated man who claimed the detective ignored and withheld exculpatory evidence. Sabein Burgess spent nearly two decades in prison after being convicted in 1995 of killing his girlfriend, Michelle Dyson. He was sentenced to …

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