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Protecting prosecutors

Protecting prosecutors

Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby's contention that she can fire prosecutors for their past support of political rivals raises a host of questions — among them whether assistant state's attorneys (ASAs) should be considered Ms. Mosby's "alter egos" or rank-and-file workers, and where she draws the line in requiring like-minded thinking. But the most important one may be why Baltimore prosecutors at that level are "at will" employees in the first place, without the basic job security given to many other city...

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