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On the Record

The Daily Record's law news blog

An issue of (gun) control

One of the contributors to Red Maryland scoffed today at City Councilman Jim Kraft’s attempt to bring legislative powers to the Baltimore City Council to regulate guns. “The faith of liberals in laws, no matter how sporadically or inefficiently enforced, ...

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Black bear brouhaha

After a lot of protesting and politicking, Maryland’s black bear hunting season ended much more quietly than it started. The hunt ran from Monday, Oct. 22, to Thursday, Oct. 25, with 51 bears killed. Our Department of Natural Resources had ...

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Pandering and porn

This morning, SCOTUS began the process of deciding whether the “pandering” provision of the PROTECT Act is too vague. The crux of today’s arguments (PDF): whether the Act (which criminalizes the possession and distribution of child porn) is so broad ...

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Towson U president plays nicely online

Bob Caret, president of Towson University, has a Facebook profile and a blog – and he’s proud of it. In a recent BBJ article, the school administrator discussed the level to which he’s embraced social media to “connect” with his ...

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Unwedding day

Married couples all over Pennsylvania are freaking out after a judge in York County — my old stomping ground, and just across the Mason-Dixon line from Baltimore County — ruled that only clergy with a regular congregation can perform marriages. ...

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Haunted halls of academe

According to a story on the Capital News Service wire, several buildings at some of Maryland’s colleges and universities are haunted. At the University of Maryland, College Park, the Rossborough Inn on U.S. Route 1 is home to “Miss Betty,” ...

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Doing the minimum

The U.S. Congress is doing its best to do nothing with the alternative minimum tax (AMT) yet again. It seems the tax that was intended to affect only a certain higher-income tax bracket will hit a larger swath of taxpayers ...

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Business news anchor or adult film star?

According to Radar magazine, I know Fox Business better than Rupert Murdoch himself. That’s because I scored an 8/10 on its “Fox Business Anchor or Porn Star?” quiz. Now, the attractiveness of cable news anchors is no secret; neither is ...

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Lend me your ears

In an assault case involving a severed ear, the Court of Special Appeals has reversed the conviction of a defendant who was prohibited from presenting testimony regarding his peaceful character. Last week the court reversed the conviction of Rhashid Nutter, ...

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