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  • The red herring of human gene patents

    The red herring of human gene patents
    The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in the insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding. — Louis D. Brandeis Just a few words and little thought separate yet another stronghold of the American economy from ruin....
  • Child rapist asks U.S. Supreme Court to hear his case

    Child rapist asks U.S. Supreme Court to hear his case
    A lawyer for John Joseph Merzbacher, a former Catholic school teacher imprisoned for raping a student decades ago, has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear his case after a federal appeals court rejected an earlier argument that he should be set free....
  • UB prepares to open new Law Center

    UB prepares to open new Law Center
    Like American jurisprudence, the University of Baltimore's new $114 million law school is complicated and thoughtful. Staircases bridge across and spiral through the 12-story building's vibrant atrium, connecting a labyrinth of classrooms and study...
  • Maryland leaders praise same-sex marriage ruling

    Maryland leaders praise same-sex marriage ruling
    The U.S. Supreme Court's landmark ruling Wednesday that federal benefits must be given to all legally married same-sex couples inspired Maryland's political leaders to offer thoughts on social progress. Curious what they think? Here are excerpts from...
  • Md. should repeal sodomy laws

    Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller is right that Maryland isn't "the Southern state that [it] used to be" and has become more progressive ("Session ends in a flurry of votes," April 9). Yet, for all the progress that has been made, there remains one...
  • Pulitzer Prize winners include 'The Orphan Master's Son'

    Pulitzer Prize winners include 'The Orphan Master's Son'
    The 2013 Pulitzer Prizes were announced today, and among the winners is "Devil in the Grove," a non-fiction account of Baltimore native Thurgood Marshall's fearless work for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund in a Florida case. As we all know, Marshall went...
  • Don't be swayed by gay marriage polls

    Don't be swayed by gay marriage polls
    "If there is anything that links the human to the divine, it is the courage to stand by a principle when everybody else rejects it." -- Abraham Lincoln History is full of warnings about what happens when people follow public opinion instead of...
  • The Internet – you never know where or when stuff will turn up [Editorial]

    It's been more than 25 years since Douglas H. Ginsburg asked that his nomination to become a U.S. Supreme Court justice be withdrawn. The prospective high court justice nominated by Ronald Reagan, it turned out, smoked marijuana and ended up admitting...
  • Editorial: A few thoughts for the holiday season

    In announcing her congregation's decision this year to have a public menorah lighting celebration to mark the Hanukkah season, Rabbi Gila Ruskin made a key observation that is a painful reminder of the not-so-distant past. "Some of the old-timers in the...
  • A house divided against itself again: America splits on gay marriage

    A house divided against itself again: America splits on gay marriage
    Journalist and gay activist Dan Savage often writes about the urban archipelago -- the American cities that are comfortable, safe islands for gays and lesbians set amid a vast sea of countryside where being openly homosexual remains a chancy, even...
  • Baltimore man charged in 1997 Woodlawn rape

    A Baltimore man has been charged in a Woodlawn rape that occurred 15 years earlier, after county investigators matched DNA evidence to an earlier case. The evidence collected in the 1997 Woodlawn case matched evidence from a 1993 city case, where...
  • Havre de Grace: More cake for HdG birthday celebrants

    Hello dear readers, Happy birthday wishes to Debbie Jobes and Drew Shank (Dec. 2); Jean Mentzer (Dec. 3); Tina Mike, Tina L. Ripken and Harford County Director of Tourism Wini Roche (Dec. 4); Julie Baker (Dec. 5); Casey Jobes and Michi Shank (Dec. 6);...