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ABA Journal names Gonzales “Lawyer of the Year” (access required)

And picked Attorney General Michael Mukasey as Lawyer of the Year for 2008, for having to deal with the problems left by the former AG. “The top legal story of 2007 was unquestionably the unraveling of support for the Bush ...

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GAO: Base closings to cost more, save less (access required)

Surprised? A report (PDF) from the Government Accountability Office yesterday says that the Pentagon is planning to run over about $10 billion on base closings and realignments. Oh, and there’ll be about $200 million less in savings. “The Defense Department ...

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Who will apply to succeed Judge Cathell on the Court of Appeals? (access required)

FYI: Today at 4:30 p.m. is the deadline to apply for the Court of Appeals seat vacated by Judge Dale Cathell when he turned 70 last summer. Cathell sat from the 1st circuit, which covers Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Kent, Queen ...

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I’ve got a case of workplace envy (access required)

I don’t know if it’s possible, but I’ve got a slight case of workplace envy. I looked up the term in Webster’s (and even that Wikipedia Web site) and it doesn’t seem to exist, but still, I’ve got a case ...

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Moco monkey to return home for the holidays (access required)

A Rockville woman who lost her exotic pet monkey and fought for almost eight months to get him back won in court today. Armani, who has been living (at his “mother’s” expense) at a zoo in Thurmont will return home ...

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Billy goes Baltiwood (access required)

Baltimore lawyer William H. “Billy” Murphy Jr. is no stranger to cameras: he has stood in front of them after defending boxing promoter Don King in federal court in Manhattan in 1998 and after winning a $276 million verdict against ...

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More on the SCOTUS sentencing cases (access required)

Our sister blog, DC Dicta, has this post on what it’s calling the Supreme Court’s “busiest (and newsiest) decision day yet” – the three decisions extending sentencing judges’ discretion to deviate from the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines under Booker. Elsewhere, DC ...

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Law blog round-up (access required)

Here’s an instructive anecdote about two lawyers talking capital gains and child support over coffee. The upshot: judges must consider recent capital gains in any requested recalculation of child support but are not required to then factor them into a ...

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