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On the Record

The Daily Record's law news blog

Pipkin takes his tax message to the Web

Does Maryland have a taxing problem or a spending problem? All sorts of people have been on Lawyer’s Mall in Annapolis over the past few days – alternatively protesting and advocating various components of the bills now before the special ...

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Solicitation or free speech?

In case you missed it—and you may wish you had—another Constitutional argument has entered the fray involving Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho). I thought the senator’s lawyers had already offered every argument possible in their attempts to overturn his guilty plea ...

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A Landmark addition to downtown

With seven screens, a full-service bar and leather recliners, the new Landmark Theatres Harbor East is about to turn Baltimore’s movie-watching scene on its ear. Whether suburban cineplex fans or denizens of art house fare at The Charles, the new ...

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Taxes on steam baths: will you stand for it?

The services which are proposed additions to the sales tax are on file in the Governor’s bills in the House and Senate, and some Marylanders disagree with the selections. They are:-Real property management service-Tanning, massage, physical fitness, sauna, or steam ...

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The Westboro verdict

Everyone’s talking about it. Jezebel says it’s restored faith in personal injury lawyers, “because one of their ilk managed to convince a judge and jury to (potentially) bankrupt the Westboro Baptist Church.” The Jawa Report has embedded CNN video of ...

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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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