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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.


Sports agent Rosenhaus seeks unpaid judgment from Ravens’ McKinnie


Bryant McKinnie, left, with teammates Michael Oher and Marshall Yanda. (Mitch Stringer/US Presswire)

It’s been a rough few weeks for Baltimore Ravens’ offensive lineman Bryant McKinnie.

Last month, there was the “Sweet Pea” incident. Last week, he lost his starting left tackle position.

Now, his former agent is trying to get McKinnie to pay a $35,000 judgement.

Drew Rosenhaus, who represents more than 100 NFL players, originally filed suit against McKinnie in February in Miami. The lawsuit sought more than $85,000 “that was unpaid toward a nearly $120,000 settlement agreement that resolved a prior dispute,” according to the Miami Herald.

A default judgment against McKinnie was entered in July in Miami for $35,000, according to court records. On Tuesday, a request for enrollment of a foreign judgment was entered in Baltimore City Circuit Court, meaning Rosenhaus wants the Baltimore court to be able to collect from McKinnie.

Rosenhaus is represented locally by Nat N. Polito, a Washington, D.C. lawyer.

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DetroitWelcome to the first Tuesday in September. Here are some news items to get this post-Labor Day week started.

– An American city tries to emerge from bankruptcy.

– China holds an open trial.

– What is the most dangerous position in football? Inquiring workers’ compensation lawyers want to know.

– Did Chicago’s Metra invite a lawsuit?

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harrell and barberaWelcome to Monday — and Tax Day 2013. Here’s hoping for many happy returns as you take these news items into account.

– Two Maryland Court of Appeals judges watched as the U.S. Supreme Court considered their DNA-case opinions.

– Delays in justice reportedly afflict New York courts.

– A lawyer became a hero in a dispute between Chicago and apartment tenants.

– A Minnesota Supreme Court justice — and former Purple People Eater — has written a children’s book.

(Photo: Melissa Golden for The Wall Street Journal)

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NCISWelcome to Monday and the final day of the 2013 Maryland General Assembly session. Here are a few news items to get the week started.

– The dean of the Supreme Court press corps explains the same-sex marriage cases to a foreign audience.

– The National Football League will urge federal judge to kick a lawsuit out of court.

– A friend’s call for a Navy investigation of an alleged suicide sounds like an “NCIS” episode.

– New York politicians urge city to settle lawsuit that followed 1990 attack on Central Park jogger.

Legal in pink?

Iowa locker roomWe’ve probably had enough off-the-court news from the NCAA this week to last us the rest of the year.

But here comes the University of Iowa with what could be the start of something that might be resolved with a coat of paint instead of firings.

For more than 25 years, visiting football teams have been getting dressed in a locker room that is painted pink. Now, two lawyers say the school could face a lawsuit under Title IX and Title VII rules that prohibit gender discrimination, according to The Gazette in Cedar Rapids.

Legendary Hawkeyes coach Haden Fry had the locker room painted pink because it was a “passive” color and considered it a psychological ploy against opponents.

But the lawyers say most “understand the pink locker room as a taunt against the other team, calling them a bunch of ladies/girls/sissies/pansies/etc.,” according to The Gazette.

A university spokesman said the school is fully compliant with Title IX.

The lawyers say they are unaware of a legal challenge to pink locker rooms, but a federal judge in Arizona ruled that having male prisoners wear pink underwear was a form of punishment without legal footing.

(HT: Big Lede S


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Ray LewisWelcome to the morning after. I hope you enjoyed the game.

Here are some news items to assist in the recovery.

– Supreme Court justice and best-selling author Sonia Sotomayor’s book tour hits New York.

– The California city of Bell encounters legal hell.

– Civil rights attorneys challenge police surveillance of Muslim communities.

– Man’s murder had malty motive.


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Wall StreetWelcome to the final Monday of January. Here are some news items to get your week before the big game started.

– Military lawyer clashes with Obama administration over breadth of war crimes.

– Muslim students file First Amendment appeal in California.

– Wall Street receives advice on dealing with the Justice Department.

– Another “M” state debates the death penalty.

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bank of americaWelcome to the first Monday of 2013, the day college football will crown a national champion. But before Alabama v. Notre Dame, here are a few news items to get your week started.

– Bank of America reaches $10 billion settlement over troubled mortgages.

– A former gang member now helps San Francisco prosecutors decide whom to lock up.

– Is this Minnesotan blowing the whistle or violating patients’ rights?

– Will China close its labor camps?

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Welcome to the first Monday in December, which means there are only 29 days until the Gator Bowl. Let’s kickoff the week with these news items.

– A venerable coffee maker, search engine and bookseller might find a British parliamentary investigation very taxing.

– Texan targets terrorists’ tweets.

– Military judge delays opening of WikiLeaks trial.

– Egypt’s top court goes on strike.