http://www.sunspot.net/news/local/bal-md.commissioners06oct06,0,6107783.story?coll=bal-local-headlines Maryland courts report a sharp jump in domestic violence cases this year, apparently because of a law that makes emergency protective orders available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Baltimore Sun says the situation is causing concern among the court commissioners responsible for night and weekend cases. Commissioners handled about 6,800 requests for domestic violence protection orders and peace orders . . .
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