Author Archives: Steve Lash

Steve Lash covers federal and Maryland appellate courts and the General Assembly’s judiciary committees for The Daily Record. He joined the newspaper in 2008 after spending nearly 20 years covering the U.S. Supreme Court and legal affairs for several publications, including the Houston Chronicle, Cox Newspapers, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and West’s Legal News. Lash, a graduate of American University’s Washington College of Law, is a member of the U.S. Supreme Court and Maryland bars.

Judge must retire at 70

Baltimore City Circuit Judge Charles G. Bernstein, who turns 70 on Dec. 27, has lost a battle but not his war against mandatory judicial retirement. A federal judge on Tuesday refused to let Bernstein remain on active status beyond his ...

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Judges’ vacation time slashed again

ANNAPOLIS – A divided Court of Appeals slashed another five vacation days available to state court judges next year in an attempt to cut costs, bringing the total number of vacation days lost since 2008 to 10. The state’s 284 ...

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Some things remain the same after HIPAA changes

There are some things that HITECH won’t change. Michael Millemann, a legal-ethics professor at the University of Maryland School of Law, said HIPAA’s expansion will not prevent attorneys from disclosing records of the plaintiff’s condition and treatment that were recorded ...

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Wikipedia search voids murder conviction  

A Maryland appeals court has overturned a first-degree felony-murder conviction because a deliberating juror had conducted an online search of scientific terms related to how blood flows after death. The juror’s Wikipedia search denied Allan Jake Clark a fair trial ...

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