Author Archives: Danny Jacobs

Danny Jacobs is the legal editor at The Daily Record. He previously covered trial courts at the state and local levels and served as web editor.

Seven out of eight ain’t bad

Here’s a sentence from a press release issued by Baltimore County on Friday announcing that crime in the county was down in 2008 compared to 2007: Most impressively, of the eight serious crime categories, seven have seen a decrease. Rape has ...

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Puncher’s chance for a pardon

Talk of presidential pardons usually heats up as a commander-in-chief is leaving the White House. One recent exception to that rule has been Jack Johnson, the first black heavyweight boxing champion. Johnson won the title in 1908, spawning the search for the “Great White Hope” that could ...

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The hips don’t lie

If only lawyer-turned-belly dance teacher Rachael Galoob Ortega, aka “Saphira“, lived in Maryland. It could have been our best “Unbillable Hours” feature ever. My favorite law-related anecdote from the story about when she was a lawyer by day and dancer by night: ...

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Wanted: New Ex. Dir. for MICPEL

Looking for a job in these tough economic times? As I wrote in today’s paper, the Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers Inc. is currently seeking an executive director to replace Brent Burry, who is stepping down at ...

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Yes, a lawyer will lead them

I blogged Friday about D.C. lawyer DeMaurice F. Smith, one of four men vying to become the new executive director of the NFL Players Association. Smith is a business lawyer with no connections to the National Football League. At the ...

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And a lawyer shall lead them?

Representatives from the NFL Players Association are in Maui this weekend to select a new executive director for what the AP calls “North America’s most powerful sports union.” Three candidates have football and football-related experience: Troy Vincent and Trace Armstrong ...

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