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Westboro’s lawyer gets clemency for technical glitch (access required)

Lawyers for the Westboro Baptist Church and the father of Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder, whose funeral the anti-gay sect picketed in Westminster, have been busy filing post-trial motions in federal court since a Baltimore jury ordered the church to pay ...

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Thieves get copper-happy in HoCo (access required)

When I visited Chicago last month, my colleague and I noticed reports of theft of stainless-steel appliances from residential construction sites. My colleague shared that in his hometown of New Orleans, residents often complain of copper pipe thefts from home ...

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Special session cost just over $360,000 (access required)

The Maryland General Assembly’s special session last month cost taxpayers $360,873 (not including, of course, the tax hikes that resulted from it). That’s an average of slightly more than $17,000 per day for the three-week session. JACKIE SAUTER, Multimedia Editor

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Chances are, you’ve been re-gifted (access required)

Thursday is National Re-gifting Day (at least, according to Money Management International). After polling more than 1,000, MMI has drawn some conclusions about who you’re likely to re-gift and why. 1. Today, the majority of people (62 percent) say they ...

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Taney sits quietly in Baltimore (access required)

Monuments in Annapolis and Frederick to Roger B. Taney, the Maryland-born Chief Justice of the United States, came under sustained attack this year, the 150th anniversary of Taney’s pro-slavery Supreme Court decision against Dred Scott’s challenge to his servitude. But ...

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Law blog round-up, 12/17 (access required)

Good help is hard to find, as this South Carolina lawyer’s unfortunate hiring decision shows (hat tip to the Law Profs blog). Reminds me of a Baltimore lawyer’s serial bad luck with staffers and a Dundalk firm’s trouble with its ...

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