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  • Mandatory pro bono: an idea past due [Commentary]

    Mandatory pro bono: an idea past due [Commentary]
    Studies document the extraordinary unmet legal needs of low and middle-income people. To appreciate this, visit Baltimore City's Rent Court, where hundreds of tenants, including families with children, face eviction and homelessness. Or watch a docket...
  • Md. officials seek resolution of international abduction case

    Md. officials seek resolution of international abduction case
    As the prime minster of Tunisia visits the White House on Friday to discuss his nation's move toward democracy, Maryland officials are pressing him to resolve an international kidnapping case they say speaks directly to whether the country will honor...
  • Underage casino gamblers could face fines

    Underage casino gamblers could face fines
    People younger than 21 who gamble at Maryland casinos would face fines under legislation passed Thursday by the General Assembly. The bill, passed unanimously by the House after failing the previous two years, now goes to Gov. Martin O'Malley. The...
  • Charges against Walter Lomax dropped in 1968 murder case

    Charges against Walter Lomax dropped in 1968 murder case
    After serving nearly 40 years in prison for a fatal shooting, Walter Lomax was released in 2006 amid questions about his trial. On Wednesday, he celebrated another milestone in his case, as prosecutors formally dropped the charges against him. Lomax, now...
  • Assembly passes pit bull bill on third try

    Assembly passes pit bull bill on third try
    After two years of wrangling, the General Assembly gave its final approval Thursday to legislation that overrules a state high court ruling that pit bulls are inherently dangerous and must be held to a stricter liability standard for bites than other...
  • Former delegate's grandson pleads guilty to stealing campaign funds

    Former delegate's grandson pleads guilty to stealing campaign funds
    The grandson of former State Del. Hattie Harrison, of Baltimore, pleaded guilty Thursday to felony theft of campaign funds. Philip Harrison II, 35, of Salisbury, who was his grandmother's treasurer from 2006 to 2009, admitted to stealing $17,600 of...
  • Justice from a machine? [Letter]

    Justice from a machine? [Letter]
    Replacing the current pre-trial release system is going to be a bear ("Getting out of jail free," March 26). Today, District Court commissioners set most bails. But since the Maryland Court of Appeals ruled that defendants are entitled to be represented...
  • Baltimore Co. police union seeks contempt charge for Kamenetz

    Baltimore Co. police union seeks contempt charge for Kamenetz
    The Baltimore County police union is asking a judge to hold Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and other county officials in contempt for not complying with an order to refund more than $1.4 million to retirees who overpaid health insurance...
  • Plaintiffs in Carroll prayer case file for contempt against commissioners

    Plaintiffs in Carroll prayer case file for contempt against commissioners
    Challenging a judge's restrictions on prayer at Carroll County government meetings, a resident invoked the name of Jesus Christ before the county commissioners this week — raising new questions about free speech and religious liberty in a bitterly...
  • Ray Rice's arraignment conference set for April 28 in Atlantic City

    Ray Rice's arraignment conference set for April 28 in Atlantic City
    Ravens running back Ray Rice's felony aggravated assault case has been scheduled for an April 28 arraignment conference at Atlantic County Superior Court, according to a court spokesperson. The arraignment is scheduled for 8:45 a.m. The case stems...
  • Laurel man convicted in child sex assault

    Laurel man convicted in child sex assault
    Detectives with the Laurel Police Department worked more than four years in helping with a child sex assault case that led to a conviction and sentencing last month in federal court. Laurel Police said Enrique Menendez, of Laurel, was convicted of first...
  • Isolated confinement and mental illness [Letter]

    Isolated confinement and mental illness [Letter]
    Thanks for your recent editorial highlighting attempts by the National Alliance on Mental Illness Maryland and our partner organizations to pass legislation in this year's General Assembly that would require an independent investigation of the use of...