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Erin Cox and The Baltimore Sun | July 22, 2013
Baltimore County Del. Jon Cardin launched his bid for Maryland attorney general Monday morning with a web video  that includes testimonials and recounts legislation Cardin passed in the General Assembly. "I'm running for attorney general in this rapidly changing world to protect our families, children, our seniors, and I want to make sure that we, as a state, are keeping an eye on the most vulnerable among us," Cardin says in the video.   Cardin joined the legislature in 2003 and most recently worked on legislation to criminalize cyber-bullying and tighten campaign finance laws, as well as a failed bill that would have further regulated speed cameras.
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By John Fritze and The Baltimore Sun | September 29, 2014
- Marylander Thomas E. Perez, who has served as secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor for a little more than a year, is now being eyed for an even more prominent position in President Barack Obama's second-term Cabinet: successor to Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. Perez, a former Maryland labor secretary and Justice Department official, is emerging as a candidate in part because of his extensive legal background but also because he has...
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By Michael Dresser and Erin Cox, Baltimore Sun | July 30, 2013
State Sen. Brian E. Frosh, a veteran liberal Democrat from Montgomery County, announced his candidacy for attorney general today, saying he wants to be "the people's lawyer. “In a world where powerful special interests seem to get all the breaks, too many Marylanders feel like their voices aren't being heard,” Frosh wrote in an email to supporters.   “They want to know they've got an advocate who will fight for them.  They want to know someone has got their backs. "  Frosh, 66, has served as chairman of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee since 2003.
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September 28, 2014
Of all the offices in the federal government, the job of attorney general may be one of the toughest as well the most thankless. Eric H. Holder, who announced last week that he is stepping down as the nation's top law enforcement official six years after becoming the first African-American ever to hold that position, was no stranger to the controversy that comes with the job nor to the endless stream of criticism directed at its occupants. His tenure was not perfect - the failure to crack down sufficiently on the financial speculators who brought our economy to ruin being perhaps the greatest shortcoming.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun and The Baltimore Sun | December 18, 2013
Maryland state Sen. Brian Frosh picked up the endorsement of outgoing New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg Wednesday in his 2014 campaign for attorney general. An announcement of Bloomberg's endorsement focused on the Montgomery County Democrat's “tireless efforts to reduce gun violence” in Maryland. In his role as chairman of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee, Frosh sponsored the Firearms Safety Act, which Bloomberg hailed as “landmark” and said will make Maryland a leader on gun violence prevention.
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May 12, 2014
I have known Del. Jon Cardin for 20 years, and the Jon Cardin I know is one of the hardest workers in Annapolis. He is ready to be Maryland's next attorney general ( "Cardin regrets missed committee votes, defends absences," May 8). During his 12-year career in the House of Delegates, he has a nearly 100 percent attendance record. He has passed significant legislation on voting rights, public safety and environmental protection, and he has been a consistent voice for progressive policies across the board.
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By Erin Cox and Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | July 30, 2013
State Sen. Brian E. Frosh, a veteran Montgomery County Democrat known for his work on gun laws and the environment, announced his candidacy for attorney general Tuesday, saying he wants to be "the people's lawyer. " "In a world where powerful special interests seem to get all the breaks, too many Marylanders feel like their voices aren't being heard," Frosh wrote in an email to supporters. "They want to know they've got an advocate who will fight for them. They want to know someone has got their backs.
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By Michael Dresser, Baltimore Sun | September 10, 2013
State Sen. Brian E. Frosh on Tuesday became the first candidate to officially file as a candidate for attorney general in next year's election. Frosh, a Montgomery County Democrat, is expected to face a hotly contested primary contest in the race to succeed Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler, who is expected to soon declare his candidacy for governor. “I am running for Attorney General because I believe Marylanders want to know they've got an advocate who will fight for them.  They want to know someone has got their backs,” said Frosh.
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By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun | July 27, 2012
The Maryland attorney general's office on Friday asked the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals to block a lower court's ruling that would drastically increase the number of people eligible to carry concealed firearms in the state. Law enforcement agencies will "suffer irreparable harm to their ability to protect public safety, an indisputably compelling government interest, in the absence of a stay," attorneys wrote in a 38-page filing. U.S. District Court Judge Benson E. Legg earlier ruled that a state law requiring gun carry permit applicants to show they have a "good and substantial reason" to carry violated the Second Amendment.
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By Michael Dresser | May 7, 2014
The Baltimore Building and Construction Trades Council threw its support behind Del. Aisha N. Braveboy Wednesday in her race for the Democratic nomination for attorney general. Braveboy, a two-term lawmaker from Prince George's County, is competing against Sen. Brian E. Frosh of Montgomery County and Del. Jon S. Cardin of Baltimore County in the June 24 primary. Her endorsement by the Baltimore building trades unions follows the decision last month of the Washington construction unions to support Braveboy.
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By Michael Dresser and The Baltimore Sun | September 22, 2014
The state attorney general's office is appealing a federal judge's ruling ordering Maryland to use an absentee ballot-marking technology for the disabled that the Board of Elections had refused to certify as secure. The state will ask the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., to throw out District Judge Richard D. Bennett's decision this month. Bennett found that the election board's refusal to implement the program violated the federal Americans with Disabilities Act. The attorney general's office filed a notice of intent to appeal Monday but did not spell out its objections to the ruling.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | August 29, 2014
Gov. Martin O'Malley has imposed strict new rules to limit when the state may hold immigrants in Baltimore's jail at the request of federal authorities, dealing a new blow to a national program intended to catch people who are in the country illegally. The governor's policy, which was made public Friday by immigration advocates, comes in response to a recent opinion from the Maryland attorney general's office, which found that detaining immigrants in local jails beyond their scheduled release without probable cause is likely a violation of the Fourth Amendment.
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | August 22, 2014
When a high-ranking O'Malley administration official was fired after allegedly steering about $774,000 in federal grant money to a company to which the official had close ties, no announcement was made. Only this week was the dismissal two years ago made public by legislative auditors. Auditors revealed that an inspector general had completed a report in 2013 that found misuse of government funds and a "serious conflict of interest" on the part of the top official of the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation's Division of Workforce Development.
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By Michael Bodley, The Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2014
Ask.fm, the anonymous question and answer-based social network linked to several teenage suicides, agreed to revamp its safety procedures in a deal brokered between the site and the Maryland Attorney General's Office. The agreement is similar to one recently struck between Ask.fm and the New York Attorney General's Office. Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler announced the site, owned by Ask.com, will remove repeat abusive posters, monitor user-generated misuse and harassment reports and open new positions for a safety liaison and a law enforcement liaison.
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Robert L. Ehrlich Jr | August 10, 2014
Let's say you are an intelligent, successful federal prosecutor from an elite law school and possessing all of the important political contacts in Washington, D.C. An election occurs. Your party wins, and the president-elect begins to put together a cabinet. One day you receive a call from the transition team. Senior aides want to know if you are interested in becoming the next U.S. attorney general. You take it, right? Wrong. You tell the president-elect's people that they have the wrong number.
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | June 25, 2014
Brian E. Frosh, a veteran state senator from Montgomery County who championed gun control and environmental protection, defeated two opponents to win Tuesday's Democratic primary for Maryland attorney general. Frosh, 67, who had trailed in early polls but was better-funded than his rivals, held a commanding lead over Baltimore County Del. Jon. S. Cardin - the nephew of U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin - and state Del. Aisha N. Braveboy of Prince George's County. After a concession call from Cardin, Frosh addressed supporters at the quaint Women's Club of Chevy Chase.
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By Erin Cox and Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | June 23, 2014
Voters will head to the polls Tuesday to resolve one of the costliest primary fights in Maryland history and nominate scores more politicians for November's general election. With experts forecasting low turnout, candidates were out in force trying Monday to lure voters - long accustomed to September primaries - to cast a ballot in Maryland's first June primary since the Eisenhower administration. "It's really a turnout question in an election like this," said Barbara A. Hoffman, a former state senator and longtime political observer.
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