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11:54 am
Mon April 22, 2013

New Audit: Step Up Enforcement of Maryland Pollution Laws

Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler
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BALTIMORE (AP) - Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler says his annual environmental audit has found the need for enhanced enforcement of pollution laws.

Gansler says pollution related to urban and residential growth is also a concern and the audit highlighted the benefits of increasing public awareness of environmental issues.

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9:03 am
Mon April 15, 2013

Social Media Privacy Education Campaign in Maryland

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler is planning to announce a social media privacy education campaign.

Gansler planned to announce the campaign Monday as part of his role as president of the National Association of Attorneys General. The attorney general says the consumer education campaign is being launched in cooperation with Facebook to help educate teens, parents and others about how to protect their privacy while using social media.

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9:34 am
Tue March 26, 2013

Violent Crime in Front of Minors Adds Prison Time

Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The House of Delegates has passed a measure to increase penalties for someone who commits a crime of violence in front of a minor.

The House approved the bill 132-0 on Monday. It would apply to people who commit a violent crime in front of a minor who is at least 2 years old and younger than 16.

The measure is the top legislative priority of Attorney General Doug Gansler.

Under the bill, a person would be eligible to up to five years additional imprisonment for committing a violent crime before a minor.

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8:23 am
Fri February 15, 2013

Settlement in Toyota Safety Defect Case

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler has announced that the state has reached a $29 million settlement with Toyota Motor Corporation, along with 29 other attorneys general.

Gansler announced the settlement on Thursday.

The settlement related to allegations that Toyota concealed safety defects in its vehicles. Those included issues related to unintended acceleration.

Toyota also has agreed to provide additional restitution and incentives to vehicle owners to promote compliance with unintended acceleration safety recalls.

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11:25 am
Fri February 8, 2013

MD Young Democrats Attract Potential Candidates for Governor

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - The Young Democrats of Maryland are attracting some high-profile officials to their annual convention.

Rep. Steny Hoyer is scheduled to deliver remarks at the event on Saturday in College Park.

Several officials who are eying a run for governor also are scheduled to speak. They include Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, Attorney General Doug Gansler, Howard County Executive Ken Ulman, and Delegate Heather Mizeur.

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9:13 am
Mon February 4, 2013

MD Attorney General Holds Forum on Gun Violence

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler is hosting a forum on gun violence in Maryland.

It's scheduled for Monday at the the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School in Baltimore.

The forum will bring state and local community leaders together, as well as law enforcement officers, prosecutors, legal scholars and gun violence experts.

They will talk about challenges and practical solutions to keep illegal guns off the street.

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11:36 am
Tue January 15, 2013

Doug Gansler Fills War Chest for Potential Run for Governor


ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler says he has $5.2 million in his campaign account.


The attorney general, who is weighing a bid for governor in 2014, reported the amount to the Maryland State Board of Elections on Tuesday.


His campaign says it's five times more than Gov. Martin O'Malley had eight years ago as he was preparing to run for his first term.


The report says Gansler has raised $1.2 million since last year's filing.



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10:10 am
Thu December 6, 2012

Gay Couples Can Begin to Marry In Maryland

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Same-sex couples can begin getting marriage licenses in Maryland, though they won't go into effect until Jan. 1.


Gov. Martin O'Malley on Thursday is scheduled to sign the proclamation affirming that Maryland voters approved same-sex marriage in a ballot question last month.


Attorney General Doug Gansler wrote in a legal opinion last week that the signature will officially enable couples to get a marriage license.

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10:05 am
Thu December 6, 2012

MD AG: Beware of Text Message Scams

Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler
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BALTIMORE (AP) - Attorney General Doug Gansler is warning residents about a text message scam that falsely suggests recipients have won a gift card to a store.


The text messages tell recipients that they have won a gift card at a well-known store worth several hundred dollars. They recipients are instructed to go to a website and provide personal information, including credit card or bank account numbers.


Another form of the scam asks consumers to reply to the text with identifying information.

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3:01 pm
Wed August 29, 2012

Big Mortgage Payoff for MD Homeowners

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler says Maryland homeowners have received more than $220 million so far from a national mortgage settlement.


Gansler said Wednesday that 2,825 Maryland homeowners received the assistance between March 1 and June 30. The figures are part of an initial progress report.


Maryland's share of the $25 billion national mortgage settlement has been estimated at nearly $1 billion.

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8:37 am
Thu August 2, 2012

Gun Carry Permit Laws In MD Still In Force

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland can continue enforcing its gun permit law requiring residents to show a "good and substantial reason" to carry handguns until a federal appeals court decides the matter.

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond granted a stay in the case on Wednesday. That's after a federal judge decided to lift a stay on his finding that the state's law was unconstitutional.

The court has directed that the case be expedited and tentatively scheduled for arguments in October.

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8:58 am
Thu July 26, 2012

Maryland Concealed Gun Carry Law Could Be Loosened

Marylanders will be able to legally carry a concealed loaded gun after August 7th without having to show a good and substantial reason for doing so.

That’s the date set by Federal Judge Benson Legg, who required officials to get rid of that requirement on applications.

Maryland State Attorney General Doug Gansler has filed an appeal in federal court to vacate the ruling.

There are 12-thousand Maryland residents who have such permits.

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8:32 am
Fri March 9, 2012

Maryland Attoney General Asks for Stay of Ruling Overturning State Gun Law

 

            Maryland Attorney General Doug Ganlser is asking a federal judge to keep the state’s gun law in effect while his office appeals the court’s decision that found the measure unconstitutional.

            This week Judge Benson Everett Legg ruled that under the Second Amendment Maryland’s law requiring state residents to show a good and substantial reason to carry a handgun is unconstitutional.

            The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the judge said that the right to bear arms extends outside of the home.

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