| Mar 3, 2014
| 8:52 AM
Kelly Hayes knew from the time she was in middle school that she wanted to be a lawyer, and she crafted the choices she made as a teenager to set her up to become a federal prosecutor.
"The joke around my family is that I started practicing my arguments...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 5:36 PM
A Baltimore judge on Tuesday handed down the stiffest penalty possible — six consecutive life terms, plus another 100 years — to a man convicted of orchestrating retaliatory shootings that killed one person and injured five.
Robert G. Moore,...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 6:01 PM
In a shoebox of a courtroom at Baltimore's central booking facility on a recent day, Judge Nicole Pastore Klein worked swiftly to determine the price of freedom for men and women accused of crimes. Attempting to disarm a police officer: $150,000....
| Jan 10, 2014
| 3:15 PM
The U.S. Naval Academy announced Friday that criminal charges have been dropped against a midshipman accused of sexually assaulting a classmate at an off-campus party.
Military lawyers recommended to academy Superintendent Vice Adm. Michael Miller not...
| Dec 21, 2013
| 12:16 PM
Normally, an assistant attorney general reviews campaign finance guidance before the Maryland State Board of Elections issues it. But what happens when that guidance could have a significant impact on the Maryland attorney general's political fortunes?...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 11:24 AM
A Howard County Circuit Court jury in the Maryland School for the Deaf sex abuse case handed down a mixed result Wedneday, finding the defendant guilty of two charges of child sexual abuse, not guilty of one count and declaring a mistrial in the four...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 6:45 AM
Claudia Diamond must have been one of the fortunate few law school graduates who had the benefit of a significant scholarship or finished her education with no significant debt to repay ("Bar exam does not a lawyer make," Nov. 7). And if she ever provided...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 4:18 PM
A federal judge in Maryland handed down lighter prison sentences Monday to defendants in a huge marijuana distribution case, saying that such offenses are "not regarded with the same seriousness" as they were just a few decades ago.
U.S. District Judge...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 7:05 PM
A convicted murderer accused of killing a state prison guard in Jessup seven years ago has, for a second time, been found mentally incompetent to stand trial after a hearing in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court.
Doctors for the state who evaluated Lamarr...
| May 8, 2013
| 11:15 AM
In the face of a threatened lawsuit by the National Rifle Association, Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler has formally advised Gov. Martin O’Malley that he can sign the bill next week without fear of any part of it being overturned in the courts....
| Jan 2, 2013
| 6:51 AM
The thought of leaving the Beechcrest Mobile Home Park in North Laurel after 15 years is bittersweet for Janice Brown.
She would stay in her trailer until the roof caves in, she said, but moving does respresent a fresh start.
"Whether I like or...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 7:38 AM
The Harford County Council voted to allow the county to hire outside legal counsel to defend a $9 million lawsuit brought by Tina Wagner, a county employee who claims she was wrongfully discharged.
The council voted six to one in support of County...