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Welcome to the blog of the Francis D. Murnaghan, Jr. Appellate Advocacy Fellowship. We're pleased to bring you updates on how your support expands access to equality through reflections by past and present Fellows, Board members, supporters, and staff. 

Murnaghan Fellow at Maryland Court of Appeals

The Murnaghan Fellowship, 09.09.19

Murnaghan Fellow argues Consumer Protection Act case on behalf of homeowners

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Attorneys, Debt Collection, and Consumer Protection Laws

Ejaz Baluch, 08.23.19

Representing homeowners who were subjected to unfair debt collection practices by their homeowners association, in a case with potentially significant implications for the scope of the Maryland Consumer Protection Act

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Congratulations to Anthony May

The Murnaghan Fellowship, 08.22.19

Former Murnaghan Fellow recognized for pro bono leadership

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Public Accountability for Police Misconduct

The Murnaghan Fellowship, 07.11.19

Fourth Circuit holds that City of Baltmore may not condition its settlements of police misconduct claims on the victim's willingness to waive his or her First Amendment rights

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Fired on the First Day of Work

The Murnaghan Fellowship, 05.28.19

Murnaghan Fellow represents employee who lost his job immediately after his supervisor learned that he is African-American

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Police Militarization and the Doctrine of Qualified Immunity

The Murnaghan Fellowship, 05.16.19

Murnaghan Fellow submits amicus brief in excessive force case pending in Fourth Circuit

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Punishing Immigrant Families

The Murnaghan Fellowship, 03.22.19

Murnaghan Fellow submits amicus brief demonstrating that the Trump Administration’s “public charge” rule will penalize immigrants and their children for accessing medical and nutrition benefits and will threaten public health

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Thank you K'Shaani!

The Murnaghan Fellowship, 09.13.18

Join us in thanking K’Shaani Smith, 2017-2018 Murnaghan Fellow

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Then Comes Marriage: An Evening with Roberta Kaplan

The Murnaghan Fellowship, 10.22.15

Reflections on the landmark Supreme Court case striking down the “Defense of Marriage Act”

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Justice Delayed, but not Denied: An Evening with Douglas Jones

The Murnaghan Fellowship, 10.15.14

Join us November 5th for reflections on re-opening the "cold case" of the 1963 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham.

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What would Judge Murnaghan think?

Amy Horton, 08.06.14

Former Murnaghan Clerk Amy Horton remembers Judge Murnaghan.

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Former Murnaghan Fellow Jessie Weber shares year highlight

Jessie Weber, 07.28.14

Former Fellow Jessie Weber describes the most memorable case she worked on during her year as the Murnaghan Fellow.

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Attorneys, Debt Collection, and Consumer Protection Laws

Congratulations to Anthony May

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