Former Baltimore sheriff candidate charged with campaign finance violations

A 2014 candidate for Baltimore City sheriff was charged with campaign finance violations Friday by the Office of the State Prosecutor. Richard Parker, 41, of Gwynn Oak, was a Democratic challenger to longtime Sheriff John W. Anderson in the 2014 primary. Anderson won with more than 56% of the vote and continued on to win the general election. Parker received 12.9% of the vote, according to the Maryland Board of Elections. (Daily Record)

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Judiciary panel to set rules for impeachment investigation

The House Judiciary Committee will vote Thursday to establish rules for hearings on impeachment, escalating the panel’s investigations of President Donald Trump even as many Democrats remain wary of the effort. The resolution is a technical step, and the panel would still have to introduce impeachment articles against Trump and win approval from the House to bring charges against Trump. (Daily Record)

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Judge reinstates nationwide halt on Trump asylum policy ban

A U.S. judge in California on Monday reinstated a nationwide halt on the Trump administration’s plan to prevent most migrants from seeking asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border. U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar ruled in Oakland that an injunction blocking the administration’s policy from taking effect should apply nationwide. Tigar blocked the policy in July after a lawsuit by groups that help asylum seekers. But the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals limited the impact of Tigar’s injunction to states within the area overseen by the appeals court. (Daily Record)

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18 apply for vacant state prosecutor position

The commission charged with nominating a new state prosecutor has received 18 applications and will meet Sept. 17 to begin its review of the candidates. The State Prosecutor Selection and Disabilities Commission began its work last month to replace Emmet Davitt, who retired as state prosecutor on July 31 after more than eight years in the position. Members met Aug. 21 to discuss the process for vetting and interviewing applicants. The job was posted soon after Gov. Larry Hogan sent notice on Aug. 13. (Daily Record)

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Funkstown residents pack council chambers to watch approval of annexation plan

The Funkstown Town Council on Monday night unanimously approved a resolution to annex about 111 acres, a portion of which is being eyed for more than 100 new homes. About 20 residents packed the council chambers, some of whom expressed concern over traffic impacts by the planned development and whether the town has enough water and sewer capacity to serve the additional houses. (News-Post)

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Speaker Jones Announces Dozens of Leadership, Committee Changes

Maryland House Speaker Adrienne A. Jones has appointed another African American woman as her speaker pro tem. Del. Sheree Sample-Hughes (D-Lower Shore), who has served in the General Assembly since 2015, will be Jones’ back-up in the 2020 legislative session, the speaker announced Friday evening. The assistant speaker pro tem will be Del. Bonnie Cullison (D-Montgomery), replacing Del. Darryl Barnes (D-Prince George’s). (Md. Matters) 

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Jealous Hints at Another Run for Governor

Benjamin T. Jealous may have made a soft entry into the 2022 gubernatorial election Saturday at a Progressive Maryland event in Prince George’s County designed to combat mass incarceration in Maryland. In an interview, Jealous said it is the first “activist” event he’s participated in since losing the gubernatorial race to incumbent Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) by roughly 275,000 votes in 2018. (Md. Matters)

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White House takes aim at Montgomery Co.’s immigration policy, leads to threats

The Montgomery County, Maryland council is accusing the Trump administration of spreading misinformation about its immigration policies, with members saying they received threats after a post on the White House Facebook page. “Last month, Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich ordered the county’s agencies not to cooperate with ICE — and protect criminals instead,” the White House posted on its official Facebook page Wednesday, with a link to an article from Fox News. “Since July 25, 7 illegal aliens protected by the ‘sanctuary’ county have been arrested for rape and sexual assaults.” (WTOP)

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