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Feds, states fight for health insurance control

I stumbled across an interesting post this morning (thank you, Google Alerts!) that questions whether federal health insurance laws should pre-empt state ones. The State Policy Network, which blogged on the topic, bills itself as the “professional service organization for ...

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AG’s office blocks Asti settlement

So, the Attorney General’s office has apparently decided that $400,000 is $143,000 too much to pay Alison Asti to go away. If you thought that call belonged to the governor, comptroller and treasurer — collectively, the Board of Public Works ...

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Court keeps Hanssen’s secret

Physician discipline cases are rarely a laughing matter, but did anything about Salerian v. Md. State Board of Physicians (PDF), Wednesday’s opinion by the Court of Special Appeals, strike you as a little funny? No, I don’t mean Judge Peter ...

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Stem cell debacle

The Maryland Stem Cell Research Commission heard last week that none of the $15 million in research grants it approved four months ago had been awarded because scientists were late submitting paperwork and university review processes were slow. Now, they ...

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Times’ “Nine”

Trust the New York Times to link some of the coolest cats around and nine of the traditionally “un-coolest” cats around. The cover of this week’s book review snappily boasts a clever takeoff of the Ocean’s Eleven (and Twelve, and ...

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Downtown Partnership: "Center Plaza has growth potential"

Strolling downtown (PDF), I’ve often marveled at the way the crowds thin out as I make my way away from the Inner Harbor up Charles Street. Sure, the area around City Hall — and lately the area around Charles Center ...

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Supreme Court to hear voter ID arguments

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments next year on whether voters can be required to show photo identification at the polling booth. The court is expected to decide the cases (Crawford v. Marion County Election Board and Indiana ...

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HoCo chooses civility

I was on Route 175 in Columbia last week when I saw an odd bumper sticker on the car in front of me: “Choose Civility in Howard County.” At first, I thought it was imploring Columbians to be more racially ...

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Hip-hoppin’ into court

Baton Rouge rapper Webbie and his Trill Entertainment label mate Lil Boosie are the latest Louisiana lyricists to find themselves in the crosshairs of a Baltimore lawsuit. Webbie, born Webster Bradney Jr., and Boosie, born Torrance Hatch, were slated to ...

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Law blog round-up

Why troll the Internet yourself for news about the law and the legal profession? Here, as the beginning of a semi-regular feature on the On the Record blog, are a few of the stories and blog entries you’ll want to ...

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