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  • Election law violations expose dark side of politics [Commentary]

    What should be the penalty for campaign dirty tricks? It's a question that might have come out of the Watergate era, but it's just as relevant today. It arises again with the news that one unsuccessful candidate in the Democratic primary for a state...
  • Annapolis sues police, fire retirees to get ruling in pension dispute

    Annapolis sues police, fire retirees to get ruling in pension dispute
    The city of Annapolis has named dozens of retired police officers and firefighters in a federal lawsuit, the latest tactic in a decade-long legal battle over changes to retiree pensions. In court filings last week, the city asked a judge to rule that...
  • Defense attorney attacks unjustified [Commentary]

    Defense attorney attacks unjustified [Commentary]
    Editor's note: This article has been updated from an earlier version Criminal trials typically end once the jury returns its verdict. The attorneys move on to their next cases, unless appeal is pursued, and the debate ends. Unfortunately, that has not...
  • Victoria F. Gelfman, Howard prosecutor, dies

    Victoria F. Gelfman, Howard prosecutor, dies
    Victoria F. "Vickie" Gelfman, a prosecutor in the Howard County state's attorney's office whose blog posts about her struggle with acute myeloid leukemia served as an inspiration to others, died Friday of the disease at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The...
  • Second patient alleges sexual assault by Dr. William Dando in lawsuit

    Second patient alleges sexual assault by Dr. William Dando in lawsuit
    A second patient at a Western Maryland urgent care center is accusing Dr. William Dando, a former Catonsville family practitioner, of sexually assaulting her, according to a lawsuit filed in Allegany County. A woman from Keyser, W.Va., said she...
  • Judicial presumption of guilt unfair to defendants [Commentary]

    Judicial presumption of guilt unfair to defendants [Commentary]
    The Baltimore Sun's recent article on a man charged, arrested and detained pending trial for a robbery that occurred while he was in jail on a different charge ("Man charged with street robbery that happened while he was in jail Aug. 14) highlights a...
  • Proposed amendments reek of hypocrisy [Commentary]

    Proposed amendments reek of hypocrisy [Commentary]
    Let us now praise Democratic hypocrisy. Throughout my life, various Republicans have suggested amending the Constitution in one way or another. A few years ago, they suggested revising the 14th Amendment to get rid of automatic birthright citizenship....
  • Supreme Court decision should be questioned [Letter]

    Supreme Court decision should be questioned [Letter]
    In a letter in the Sun, Kelli Kirchner of Cumberland expresses her happiness with the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision and seems to believe no one should question or try to change it ("Why is Mikulski trying to 'fix' the Supreme Court decision?"...
  • Federal court upholds mayor's pension overhaul

    Federal court upholds mayor's pension overhaul
    A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's overhaul of Baltimore's police and fire pension system, but left open avenues for the unions to keep fighting. "I'm certainly pleased with the court's ruling," Rawlings-Blake...
  • Another botched execution [Editorial]

    Another botched execution  [Editorial]
    Arizona's execution this week of convicted double-murderer Joseph R. Wood III took so long that his attorneys had time to file another request for a stay and get a Supreme Court justice on the phone while it was going on. According to an Arizona...
  • Prosecutors will bring charges against suspected Modell grave urinator

    Prosecutors will bring charges against suspected Modell grave urinator
    Baltimore County authorities will charge a man they believe urinated through a catheter onto former Baltimore Ravens owner Art Modell's grave. The man will be charged with indecent or disorderly conduct in a cemetery, a misdemeanor punishable by a...
  • No conviction? Erase the record [Commentary]

    No conviction? Erase the record  [Commentary]
    In Maryland, when you're charged with a crime, that information automatically enters the public record, easily accessible by anyone with an Internet connection — including prospective employers, landlords, credit card companies and others. In...