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Welcome to Monday, a day to remember a great American with a dream. Here are some news items to get the week started.

Martin Luther King Jr.– The suicide rate among lawyers is alarming.

– Documentary on legal opposition to same-sex marriage ban opens at Sundance.

– Does Hollywood have an edge before the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals?

– Litigation does not survive plaintiffs’ deaths in Minnesota.

New Yorkers want to be a part of Frosh’s AG campaign

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who praised Maryland state Sen. Brian E. Frosh last month for shepherding gun-control legislation through the Senate in 2013, put his money where his mouth was.

The billionaire Bloomberg donated $4,000 to Frosh’s campaign for Maryland attorney general, according to the senator’s most recent campaign disclosure form.

Brian E. Frosh

In this undated file photo, Maryland state Sen. Brian E. Frosh stands in the Miller Senate Office Building in Annapolis. (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz, file)

And Bloomberg is not the only New Yorker with a fondness for Frosh, a Montgomery County Democrat.

New York lawyer David Boies, who famously represented Al Gore in his unsuccessful 2000 Florida recount battle with George W. Bush, has also given $4,000. Boies’ law partner Jonathan Schiller also donated $4,000.

Frosh, 67, said he has no master plan to court New York donors, adding he has known Schiller since they were Hebrew-school classmates at Temple Sinai in Washington in the 1950s.  They also attended Columbia Law School together in the 1960s.

Frosh added that Schiller introduced him to Boies within the past year.

“I am proud of their support,” the senator said.

Frosh is running for the Democratic nomination for attorney general against Dels. Jon Cardin, of Baltimore County; Bill Frick, of Montgomery County; and Aisha Braveboy, of Prince George’s County.  No Republican has joined the race.

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Yellow SubmarineWelcome to Monday, the 45th anniversary of the U.S. release of The Beatles’ “Yellow Submarine” album.

– I heard a great new investment tip: Lawsuits.

– NSA’s lawyer offers unreserved defense of surveillance program.

– Arkansas school-desegregation litigation nears settlement after 25 years.

– Alabama attorney general proposes expediting death-penalty appeals.

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FootballWelcome to Monday, the last day of the college-football season. Here are some news items to kickoff the week.

– A registered sex offender seeks admission to the Kentucky bar.

– Texas mayor ignites church-state controversy.

– States propose solutions to problems in public-defender systems.

– A columnist becomes a casualty of the gun debate.


Justice denied, delayed due to ice, snow

Prince George's County CourthouseThe wheels of justice have grounded to a halt at the following courthouses, which will not open today due to the wintry weather:

Baltimore City Circuit and district courts; Baltimore County Circuit and district courts; Charles County Circuit and district court; and the Talbot County Circuit Court.

Justice will be delayed at many other county courts, which will open or have opened later than usual today. For a complete list, visit the Maryland Judiciary’s website.

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Welcome to Monday, the 240th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party. Here are some news items to get the week started.

Boston Tea Party– Is the first person appropriate before the Supreme Court?

– Ikea faces wrenching allegations.

– Employers should take stock of this case.

– This lawsuit has lasted longer than many marriages.

Snow day for Maryland courthouses

The wheels of justice have skidded to a halt due to the wintry weather at the following federal and state courthouses in Maryland, which are closed today:

Prince George's County CourthouseThe U.S. district courts in Baltimore and Greenbelt; the circuit and district courts in Charles, Frederick, Harford, Howard, Prince George’s and Baltimore counties; and the district courts in Carroll and Washington counties.

The Anne Arundel County District Court will close at noon today.

The Maryland courts of appeal will remain open until today’s arguments are finished.

For updates visit the Maryland Judiciary’s website.

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Today is Monday, the 159th anniversary of the publication of Alfred Tennyson’s “Charge of the Light Brigade.” Here are some news items to get the week started.

Charge of the Light Brigade– New York Times profiles lawyer assigned to manage a bankrupt Detroit.

– Ex-San Diego mayor faces sentencing today.

– Victims of forced sterilization seek reparations in Virginia.

– Federal appeals court will consider constitutionality of California law requiring DNA collection from every person arrested.