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Md. Attorney General Frosh overrules racist opinions of predecessors

November 28, 2022

Outgoing Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh announced Monday that he was overruling decades of antiquated, racist legal opinions his predecessors had issued, wiping away some of the many vestiges of systems that denied equality to Black people. The 22 rulings, rendered unconstitutional by courts for decades, had helped state agencies uphold segregation, discriminate against people of color and deny marriage licenses based on race. While Frosh’s office noted the opinions now have no legal teeth, formally overruling them helps Maryland atone for generations of racist policies.

Article Source: Washington Post

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