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Law blog round-up (access required)

When it comes to things-a-lawyer-shouldn’t-do, this Jack Bauer-esque stunt (see Season 3 of ‘24’) might set a new standard for getting too close to a case. (Hat tip to the Legal Profession Blog.) On a potentially related note, The Volokh ...

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A woman’s right to say ‘stop’ (access required)

As we’ve reported, the state’s highest court has decided (PDF) that women have a right to say ‘stop’ as well as a right to say ‘no.’ Morally, that seems right to me; philosophically, even linguistically, there’s no denying that sex ...

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Video: Gansler tours Chester River (access required)

Photographer Eric Stocklin joined Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler on a boat tour of the Chester River yesterday, a body of water shared by Kent and Queen Anne’s County on the Eastern Shore. The group was led by Tom Leigh ...

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That subpoena in your in-box may be bogus (access required)

Be wary of e-mailed federal grand-jury subpoenas, the U.S. Judiciary warns. People have reported receiving bogus subpoenas in their computer in-boxes, purportedly from the U.S. District Court for Southern California, the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts says. These phony ...

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Westboro to picket the pope (access required)

During Pope Benedict XVI’s first visit to the United States, which begins this afternoon when he touches down at Andrews Air Force Base in Prince George’s County, the global leader of the Roman Catholic Church will be greeted by top ...

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Waterboarding as a motivational tool (access required)

When it comes to humor, there is a fine line between funny and tasteless. There’s also a fine line between being topical and yesterday’s news. The lines intersect at different points, creating enough angles to exhaust a protractor. That said, ...

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Special master named for police discipline suit (access required)

Chief U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul W. Grimm intends to appoint a special master to help sort out the electronic discovery issues in Hopson, et al. v. City of Baltimore, et al. – the lawsuit that alleges the disciplinary practices of ...

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Law Blog Round-up, 4/14 (access required)

Good morning! Here’s what’s happening, law-wise, these days: – A domestic violence law expert writes, re: the Castillo case, that courts often think women in divorce and custody cases exaggerate the danger posed to them or their children. – Is ...

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Crime victims tour Supermax prison (access required)

Not exactly your average launch party. This morning, the Dept. of Correctional Services hosted its eighth annual crime victims’ prison tour at the state’s Supermax prison. The tour was part of National Victims’ Rights Week, which begins nationally on Monday. ...

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Sweetheart, get me re-write: Where are the women lawyers? (access required)

Above the Law reports that Entertainment Weekly has put out a list of 15 TV and movie attorneys they would hire. Really now, there’s got to be more than one lone female on-screen attorney (and the one they do have ...

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