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Author Archives: Barbara Grzincic

Barbara Grzincic is managing editor at The Daily Record and edits TDR's Maryland Family Law Update.

Kagan confirmed

Harvard Law dean Elena Kagan has been confirmed as the next solicitor general by a vote of 61-31, David Ingram reports on the Blog of the Legal Times. Check our Web site for the full report later.

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Defining the appearance of impropriety

In what the Associated Press is calling “the first major changes to the ethics rules in 17 years,” the Judicial Conference of the United States on Tuesday adopted revisions that, among other things, define the “appearance of impropriety.” Under Canon ...

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This week in Maryland Lawyer

With declining markets and law-firm layoffs in the news, soon-to-be lawyers are wondering about their own job prospects, Caryn Tamber writes. Prospects are looking up, though, for two civil servants who were fired after campaigning for their newly elected boss’s opponent. The ...

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A Ponzi scheme the Tiger shouldn’t have eyed

With Bernie Madoff on every investor’s mind, our sister paper, Virginia Lawyers Weekly, offers this post on a recent decision by the 4th Circuit.  “The appellate court’s unpublished opinion in Browning v. Tiger’s Eye Benefits Consulting is worth a look ...

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The mayor’s free pass – to the Senator

Thumbing through legal papers related to the criminal investigation into City Hall recently, I noticed a curious connection between two ongoing local news stories. According to the first count of Sheila Dixon’s January indictment (on p. 16), the Baltimore mayor ...

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Don’t get rough with McGruff

Two recent crime stories that grabbed my attention: A Washington, D.C. bus driver was fired last week after allegedly punching McGruff the Crime Dog in the head. Shawn Brim was driving a bus Feb. 28 when he got out of ...

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Meanwhile, back on the waterfront…

The Snow Bird’s latest “sail or sale” date is a week from Friday and the long-stuck ship’s odds of floating out of Baltimore and down to dry dock in the Dominican Republic — its owner’s plan — any time soon ...

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