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- People may make their own choices whether to use and/or sell drugs, but independent decision-making is steadily reduced as factors such as addiction and economic disadvantage come into play. Given the failure of the so-called "war on drugs" to stop illegal drug use and the violent crime that often flows from it, the question becomes how to end this cycle of arrest and re-arrest and the concomitant expenditure of resources to deal with these cases in ways that will meaningfully reduce crime.
- Few disagree that the policies and procedures for preventing and prosecuting sexual assault on college campuses are badly in need of change, but the efficacy and fairness of recent reforms remain highly questionable. That leaves some to argue that the important and necessary goals of providing a better system for resolving these allegations, protecting complainants and eliminating a hostile environment on campus has led to an "overcorrection" that raises legitimate concerns as to whether the
- Former U.S. District Judge Barbara S. Jones was appointed by the NFL and NFLPA to hear Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension levied by league commissioner Roger Goodell.
- The University of Maryland and the Atlantic Coast Conference ended their legal dispute Friday with an agreement under which the school will pay $31.3 million of the original $52 million exit fee the conference was demanding.
- Baltimore defense attorney Gregg L. Bernstein emerged four years ago from private practice to run an aggressive campaign targeting a longtime chief prosecutor who he said had grown complacent. Now Bernstein is the one facing pointed attacks in the Democratic primary campaign.
- Ronald Weich, an assistant U.S. attorney general and former aide to Sen. Edward Kennedy, will be named the next dean of the University of Baltimore School of Law on Wednesday, nine months after his popular predecessor resigned amid a public dispute with the university's president.