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Feb 12, 2019

Rosenstein to give keynote at UB Law commencement

U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein is to deliver the keynote address at the University of Baltimore School of Law’s commencement ceremony on May 13, the law school announced Tuesday. Rosenstein, former U.S. attorney for the District of Maryland, assumed his current position in April 2017. After the recusal of then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions […]

Feb 6, 2019

Crisis escalates in Virginia; top 3 Democrats under fire

RICHMOND, Va. — The political crisis in Virginia exploded Wednesday when the state’s attorney general confessed to putting on blackface in the 1980s and a woman went public with detailed allegations of sexual assault against the lieutenant governor. With Gov. Ralph Northam’s career already hanging by a thread over a racist photo in his 1984 […]

Oct 25, 2018

Newspaper shooting case lawyer may step aside due to health

A public defender representing the man accused of killing five employees at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Maryland may step aside due to health concerns.

Aug 20, 2017

Attorneys become adjunct law professors for enjoyment, opportunity to give back

Whether it’s teaching specialized courses in their area of practice or stepping in to run a core, first-year course when there are not enough full-time faculty, adjunct professors are a staple at Maryland’s law schools. “We couldn’t do without them,” said Ronald Weich, dean of University of Baltimore School of Law. “They’re a hallmark of […]

Jun 15, 2016

This Md. business moved production here from Asia

At almost three times the size of its original staff and responsible for half of the company’s products, Chesapeake Bay Candle’s Glen Burnie factory is embracing its young and unique U.S. success. While the company was started in an Annapolis basement in 1994, all of the production was overseas until 2011, when CEO and co-founder […]

Legalizing Marijuana
Jun 13, 2016

Revised Md. marijuana regulations raise concerns for some

Some medical marijuana advocates say they are concerned about the effect of more than 40 proposed revisions to regulations that would govern Maryland’s nascent program. The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission will take public comment Tuesday morning on the proposed changes to regulations that just took effect last fall. Darrell Carrington, executive director of Maryland Cannabis […]

Mar 31, 2016

Editorial: A strong statement on behalf of sexual assault victims

Court of Appeals opinions on attorney discipline matters are usually cut-and-dried. The state’s highest court recaps what got the lawyer in trouble with Bar Counsel in the first place and then explains why the lawyer is receiving whatever sanction a majority of judges have agreed upon. That is why the court’s recent opinion in the […]

Mar 30, 2016

Baltimore jury awards $70K to man for police assault

A Baltimore city jury Tuesday night awarded $70,000 to a community activist who alleged he was assaulted in his driveway by police. Abdul Salaam complained to the department after Officers Nicholas David Chapman and Jorge Omar Bernardez-Ruiz pulled him from his car, hogtied and kicked him in his driveway on July 1, 2013, according to […]

Mar 30, 2016

Supreme Court: Government can’t freeze assets unrelated to crimes

WASHINGTON — The government cannot freeze the financial assets of people accused of crimes if the money has no connection to criminal activity and is needed to pay legal defense costs, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. Five justices agreed that federal prosecutors violated the constitutional rights of a Miami woman accused of Medicare fraud when […]

Mar 30, 2016

Hopkins begins nation’s first HIV-positive organ transplants

WASHINGTON — Surgeons in Baltimore for the first time have transplanted organs between an HIV-positive donor and HIV-positive recipients. It’s a long-awaited new option for patients with the AIDS virus whose kidneys or livers also are failing. Johns Hopkins University announced Wednesday that both recipients are recovering well after one received a kidney and the […]

Mar 29, 2016

Proposed $200K Baltimore police settlement rejected by plaintiff

A lawyer for a police trainee who lost an eye after being accidentally shot during a training exercise says he will not accept a $200,000 settlement that is listed on Wednesday’s Baltimore City Board of Estimates agenda. Raymond Gray was training to be a University of Maryland police officer three years ago when William Scott […]

Mar 29, 2016

Md. bills to broaden stalking statute receive support

Causing serious emotional distress, even without an overt threat of physical harm, may soon be categorized as stalking under Maryland law if cross-filed bills continue to receive support in the General Assembly. Advocates hope Senate Bill 278 and House Bill 155 will allow courts to address the seriousness of unwanted behaviors that can throw the […]

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