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Author Archives: jackie.sauter

Plumbing for churches

It seems religious folks in Prince George’s County are having a hell of a time getting public plumbing for their churches. When I read my colleague Steve Lash’s piece about a federal judge siding with Seventh Day Adventist Reaching Hearts ...

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Hold the snarking, please, we’re business lawyers

A lawyer acting in a jerk-like manner toward a law student? Imagine my surprise. But apparently, the Business Law Section is a bit more civil than that. The student posted a request for help with a homework assignment on the ...

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Will the new O’s jerseys bring luck to the team?

Many of the fans at Wednesday’s unveiling of the new “Baltimore” jerseys to be worn by the Orioles said they saw the change as a reminder of the team’s winning ways of old after 11 straight losing seasons. Still, if ...

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‘Visionary’ pathologist gets credit in cold cases

Just before Baltimore County Judge Dana M. Levitz sentenced Alphonso W. Hill on Wednesday for eight rapes committed between 1978 and 1989, Levitz paused to give special thanks to a man he called a “visionary.” Levitz thought Dr. Rudiger Breitenecker ...

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Supreme Court retirements may not happen

Our sister blog, DC Dicta, has this piece on the prospects for turnover on the Supreme Court. The bottom line: don’t count on Justices John Paul Stevens (who is 88), Ruth Bader Ginsburg (75) or David Souter (a mere 69, ...

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Twitter tops one billion messages

I’ll confess: I started Twittering recently — but only on behalf of Exhibit A. I wasn’t an early adopter of the social networking tool. I try to embrace technology – seeing as it’s my job – but I shied away ...

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Lyrics worth missing at FedEx Field

More than a month after a federal judge ruled FedEx Field, home of the Washington Redskins, must provide deaf and hard-of-hearing fans with “equal access to aural content” broadcast in the stadium, lawyers for the plaintiffs in the case and ...

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Aquarium needs your help naming a dolphin

Forget about the business and legal topics normally found on this blog. Now is the time for important work, and the National Aquarium needs your help. It’s time to name a baby dolphin. After watching her grow over the past ...

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Light rail on the fritz

Were you trying to take the light rail today? That must have been stressful. The system is again hamstrung by wheel and brake issues, which are severely limiting the availability of the nearly 70-car fleet on the Cockeysville to BWI ...

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