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Court keeps Hanssen’s secret

Physician discipline cases are rarely a laughing matter, but did anything about Salerian v. Md. State Board of Physicians (PDF), Wednesday’s opinion by the Court of Special Appeals, strike you as a little funny? No, I don’t mean Judge Peter ...

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Stem cell debacle

The Maryland Stem Cell Research Commission heard last week that none of the $15 million in research grants it approved four months ago had been awarded because scientists were late submitting paperwork and university review processes were slow. Now, they ...

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Times’ “Nine”

Trust the New York Times to link some of the coolest cats around and nine of the traditionally “un-coolest” cats around. The cover of this week’s book review snappily boasts a clever takeoff of the Ocean’s Eleven (and Twelve, and ...

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HoCo chooses civility

I was on Route 175 in Columbia last week when I saw an odd bumper sticker on the car in front of me: “Choose Civility in Howard County.” At first, I thought it was imploring Columbians to be more racially ...

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Hip-hoppin’ into court

Baton Rouge rapper Webbie and his Trill Entertainment label mate Lil Boosie are the latest Louisiana lyricists to find themselves in the crosshairs of a Baltimore lawsuit. Webbie, born Webster Bradney Jr., and Boosie, born Torrance Hatch, were slated to ...

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Law blog round-up

Why troll the Internet yourself for news about the law and the legal profession? Here, as the beginning of a semi-regular feature on the On the Record blog, are a few of the stories and blog entries you’ll want to ...

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One tax at a time

What do you think of Governor O’Malley’s one-tax-a-day announcement strategy? In his article in today’s Daily Record, reporter Andy Rosen quotes Johns Hopkins University political scientist Matthew Crenson as saying, “It’s a very shrewd way to do it. To lay ...

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What’s up with the stem cell money?

Reporter Karen Buckelew reports today that more than four months after the Maryland Stem Cell Research Commission announced recipients of its first $15 million in grants, the group still has not cut checks to any of the 24 winning projects. ...

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