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  • Use technology to prevent cellphone-related crashes

     Use technology to prevent cellphone-related crashes
    The front-page article by Pamela Wood about the prosecution of a young girl whose alleged texting while driving caused a fatal accident highlights a major failure by our elected leaders ("Crash fatality case could be Arundel first," Oct. 14). The...
  • Amid legal dispute, nudist hunkers down in cabin

    Amid legal dispute, nudist hunkers down in cabin
    Catherine Holmes' route home in Davidsonville takes her on a quarter-mile walk in the woods, over a fallen tree, through a shallow stream and along a swaying cable bridge to reach her log-sided cabin. Then she climbs through a window to get in. Holmes...
  • Use of mandatory minimum sentences unusual in Maryland

    Use of mandatory minimum sentences unusual in Maryland
    A middle-aged heroin dealer received a mandatory life sentence last week in a federal drug-trafficking case, an outcome his lawyer said was particularly unfair because U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder had announced changes in the use of the stiff...
  • Leonard J. Kerpelman, attorney in school prayer case, dies

    Leonard J. Kerpelman, attorney in school prayer case, dies
    Leonard J. Kerpelman, a civic iconoclast and legal gadfly who is best known for representing atheist Madalyn Murray O'Hair in the landmark 1963 Supreme Court case that outlawed prayer in public schools, died Thursday at Sinai Hospital of complications...
  • City prosecutors lose three trials with accused rapist on stand

    City prosecutors lose three trials with accused rapist on stand
    Nelson Bernard Clifford has been tried in three separate rape cases in recent years. Each time, he was linked through DNA to the scene and his accuser said she had been bound, blindfolded and attacked. And each time, the 35-year-old was acquitted...
  • Lawsuit seeks removal of Naval Academy superintendent from sex assault case

    Lawsuit seeks removal of Naval Academy superintendent from sex assault case
    An attorney for the Naval Academy midshipman who accused three classmates of sexually assaulting her at an off-campus party is asking a federal judge to bar the academy superintendent from deciding whether the case goes to a court-martial. Under the...
  • Walmart case worthy of a close look [Editorial]

    It is necessary to look no farther than a high school civics book to come up with the basic idea that majority rule, unchecked, is nothing more than mob rule. For a society to be a democracy, it must abide by the rule of law and respect the rights of...
  • Woman charged with killing grandson mistakenly released from jail, surrenders

    Woman charged with killing grandson mistakenly released from jail, surrenders
    A woman charged last month with killing her 1-year-old grandson and injuring another grandchild by rubbing methadone on their gums was mistakenly released from the Baltimore jail last week. Mark Cheshire, a spokesman for the Baltimore State's Attorney's...
  • Defense attorney announces state's attorney candidacy

    Defense attorney announces state's attorney candidacy
    Defense attorney Russell A. Neverdon Sr. announced his candidacy for Baltimore state's attorney Wednesday, promising as the city's top prosecutor to renew efforts to lock up violent criminals. Kicking off his challenge to incumbent Gregg L. Bernstein,...
  • Owner of proposed Bel Air Walmart site seeks review for nearby medical campus

    Owner of proposed Bel Air Walmart site seeks review for nearby medical campus
    Lawyers representing the owner of two Bel Air South properties that have figured prominently in a year-plus debate over future development in the area have asked a judge to review Harford County's recent approval of a site plan for a medical arts campus...
  • Police: Man shot by officer had committed carjacking

    A 27-year-old man who was shot by a Baltimore Police officer after refusing to drop what turned out to be a replica gun had carjacked a man moments earlier, police say in court documents. Marquis Queen, of Gwynn Oak, was shot multiple times on Aug. 13...
  • Gansler to name running mate amid turmoil

    Gansler to name running mate amid turmoil
    Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler, will announce his running mate Monday as he attempts to move beyond controversies that have plagued his campaign for governor, including allegations that he routinely pressed his security detail to drive unsafely. As...