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  • Baltimore County will pay in police retiree case

    Baltimore County will pay in police retiree case
    Baltimore County will pay at least $1.6 million in a dispute with the police union over health insurance overpayments, county officials said Wednesday, ending a lengthy legal standoff during which a judge at one point threatened County Executive Kevin...
  • Freedom of, not from, religion [Commentary]

    Freedom of, not from, religion [Commentary]
    One of my earliest childhood memories is going door-to-door at the Kendale Apartments on Maiden Choice Lane in Arbutus with Mom. The purpose of the exercise was not to solicit contributions on behalf of a political candidate, however. Rather, Mom and a...
  • A Supreme 'oops' [Commentary]

    A Supreme 'oops' [Commentary]
    The legal blogosphere was buzzing last month with the discovery of a major gaffe in a Supreme Court decision that had just been released. What attracted all the attention was not so much the substance of the error — misrepresenting the position of...
  • Gansler tangos around Brown attack on reprimand

    Gansler tangos around Brown attack on reprimand
    When Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown brought up a 2003 decision by the Court of Appeals to reprimand Douglas F. Gansler for his conduct as a prosecutor during Wednesday night's Democratic gubernatorial debate, Brown's chief rival in the campaign had a bold answer....
  • Federal appeals judge issues scathing opinion in stash house case

    Federal appeals judge issues scathing opinion in stash house case
    A federal appeals judge in California last week took aim at the ATF's use of fictitious drug robbery schemes to secure lengthy prison sentences for would-be rip off crews, strongly criticizing the practice in a written opinion. The cases are simple:...
  • Professor says Supreme Court drew flawed conclusion from book

    Professor says Supreme Court drew flawed conclusion from book
    It's not every day that a law professor has his book quoted by the Supreme Court, and so the University of Baltimore's Michael I. Meyerson was understandably intrigued when his 2012 work about the Framers' views on religion made it into Monday's...
  • 60 years after Brown v. Board of Ed, pockets of segregation remain in Md. schools

    60 years after Brown v. Board of Ed, pockets of segregation remain in Md. schools
    At 16, Dorant Wells has experienced the complexities of what Brown v. Board of Education, the landmark school desegregation ruling, has wrought: He attended a middle school full of students of different colors and nationalities, but one where he sometimes...
  • Severn woman pleads guilty to negligent driving in fatal crash

    Severn woman pleads guilty to negligent driving in fatal crash
    A 21-year-old woman police had accused of distracted driving in a fatal 2013 crash in Anne Arundel County pleaded guilty Monday to a lesser traffic charge and was fined $500 after prosecutors acknowledged they couldn't prove she had been texting during...
  • Carroll commissioners resume practice of sectarian Christian prayer

    Carroll commissioners resume practice of sectarian Christian prayer
    A member of the Carroll Board of County Commissioners opened the panel's meeting Tuesday with a prayer "in Jesus' name," resuming the controversial practice a week after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that similar prayers before government meetings in an...
  • The local religion [Editorial]

    The local religion  [Editorial]
    The Supreme Court's decision to allow explicitly Christian prayer at the start of local government meetings will have the unfortunate effect of alienating those with minority religious beliefs or no religious faith at all. The 5-4 decision turned...
  • Arundel government must pay $100,000 attorney fees to former Leopold employee

    Arundel government must pay $100,000 attorney fees to former Leopold employee
    Anne Arundel County government must pay more than $100,000 in attorneys' fees to a former county employee who sued, claiming she was wrongfully fired by former County Executive John R. Leopold.. U.S. District Court Judge Catherine C. Blake on...
  • 60 years after 'Brown,' mixed results [Commentary]

    60 years after 'Brown,' mixed results [Commentary]
    Among my fellow liberals this is not a popular view: Brown v. Board, the historic Supreme Court decision of May 1954, has had negative consequences as well as positive. The unanimous decision of the court was intended to ensure that black students would...