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Maryland’s highest court extends candidate filing deadline

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland’s highest court has extended the state’s candidate filing deadline by a month amid legal challenges to new political boundaries approved by the General Assembly.

The Court of Appeals announced Friday the new deadline will be March 22 at 9 p.m. in order to provide adequate time for judicial review. The former deadline was February 22. Maryland lawmakers last month approved a new map that defines boundaries for all 188 seats in the legislature.

The map is being challenged because of allegations of gerrymandering.

 

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