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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.

In Praise of Moot-Court Judging

On Saturday, I spent a rejuvenating morning serving as a judge for the semi-final round of a moot-court competition hosted by American University’s Washington College of Law. My service to the Burton D. Wechsler First Amendment Moot Court Competition stirred ...

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Age-bias claimants to get WSSC records

A judge has ordered the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission to surrender personnel documents for 15 fired workers to the EEOC, rejecting the utility’s claim of legislative immunity. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sought the records as part of its ...

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Md. Exxon dealers fight plan

GREENBELT — Fifty-five ExxonMobil Corp. gas station operators urged a federal judge Monday to block the petroleum giant from selling their facilities to gasoline distributors they fear would drive them out of business. The concern of the operators — dozens ...

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Changes proposed in e-discovery rules

Lawyers in Maryland’s federal courts will have to replace bitter discovery battles with creative cooperation to keep down litigation costs and time, under proposed changes to discovery guidelines for the U.S. District Court divisions in Baltimore and Greenbelt. The proposed ...

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The evidence of aging

Law school — at least evidence class — hasn’t changed much since I last stepped into a classroom as a student during Bush’s presidency (the father’s, not the son’s). Hearsay is still generally inadmissible at trial because it is “an ...

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