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Maryland Attorney General reflects on life, accomplishments of Stephen Sachs

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Stephen H. Sachs

Click the audio to hear Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh and Two Way Talk host Anthony McCarthy reflect on the legacy of Stephen Sachs.

(WEAA)— Stephen H. Sachs, Maryland’s 40th Attorney General died on January 12 at his home in Baltimore. He was 87.

“He did not shy away from taking on difficult challenges. Among his many ground breaking accomplishments, he refused early in his first term to defend the state practice of warehousing developmentally-challenged and mentally ill individuals, leading to their release from state custody. He was a champion of civil rights and a leader of election reform. He was a superbly talented lawyer that could hold his own, whether arguing before the Supreme Court or in front of a jury,” Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh released in a statement.

“I respected his legal passion that I know he shared with a generation of Maryland attorneys as a mentor and friend,” Senator Ben Cardin posted on Twitter.

Comptroller Peter Franchot shared, “I’m deeply saddened to hear of the passing of former Maryland Attorney General Stephen Sachs. As a son of Baltimore, Stephen was a fixture in Maryland politics for decades, and dedicated his career to serving the state that he loved”.

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