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Steven I. Platt: Should we scrap the grand jury?

As the Ferguson, Missouri, community along with the rest of the country reacts to the decision of the St. Louis County grand jury not to indict police officer Darren Wilson, the secrecy of its deliberations for months and the lack of accountability that has inevitably accompanied it should raise serious questions about the utility of the aging institution of the grand jury.

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Watch out for scam on missed jury duty

The Maryland Judiciary has issued a warning about a court scam going on in the state. A telephone jury duty fraud has been operating in Allegany and Howard counties. In this scam, the caller claims to work for a court, ...

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Lawyer’s dishonesty costs him more in Maryland

A Baltimore lawyer who was less than truthful about his disciplinary status on his Delaware registration statement drew only a public reprimand for dishonesty there, but he has been indefinitely suspended from the practice of law here in Maryland.

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