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Maryland man sues Borat (access required)

Maryland driving instructor Michael Psenicska is suing the makers of the movie “Borat,” alleging that the producers lied to him about the motives for the film. Psenicska, who is a high school math teacher in Baltimore, has owned a driving ...

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New Maryland political Web site has deep pockets (access required)

Last week I was asked, “Are you a Maryland political insider?” The query came from the Observer Media Group in the form of a promotional e-mail for PolitickerMD.com, a new online presence in a modest niche – Maryland government and ...

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How long did it take you to get to work? (access required)

A local radio DJ noted this morning that if the government ever decided to do away with waterboarding, the form of torture could easily be replaced by a snowy commute. I’ve got two and a half hours, from Bethesda to ...

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Please don’t foul the P.A. announcer (access required)

Philip Hochberg, the lawyer and longtime P.A. announcer profiled in Monday’s Maryland Lawyer, showed his true grit last weekend at the BB&T Classic basketball tournament in Washington, D.C. (Hochberg, a sports lawyer, announced Redskins games for 38 years until 2001 ...

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Have you switched to LED holiday lights? (access required)

The National Zoo is touting the use of environmentally-friendly LED lights in its holiday displays. “Zoolights,” which runs through Dec. 30, has “larger-than-life displays” of many of the Zoo’s popular critters. And (wee!) sponsor Pepco “will educate visitors about simple ...

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Short-listed for the Court of Special Appeals (access required)

As we reported Friday, the Appellate Judicial Nominating Commission whittled down the whopping list of candidates for the Court of Special Appeals to eight. I’m wondering what everyone out there thinks of the names that were passed along to the ...

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Law blog round-up (access required)

Here are a few law links for your blustery Monday morning: -The Supremes won’t hear (PDF) Maryland v. Paulino (PDF), a.k.a. the buttocks case. That means the Court of Appeals’ decision stands; the court voted 4-3 in June to throw ...

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Video-sharing Web sites become a science (access required)

If you think YouTube is not credible enough or too cluttered to be of use to you (or you’re worried about pesky copyright laws), you might be interested in SciVee. The video-sharing startup is designed to give scientists a venue ...

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AT&T to hang up on pay phones – but is anyone listening? (access required)

When was the last time you used a pay phone? AT&T is betting that you’re so attached to your iPhone that you can’t remember. The company announced today that it will disconnect from its share of the pay phone business ...

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Army, Navy rally at Inner Harbor (access required)

In preparation for today’s Army/Navy game, to be held at M&T Bank Stadium, there was a pep rally Friday afternoon at the Inner Harbor. Mayor Sheila Dixon was in attendance, as were the Army and Navy bands and supporters. Photographer ...

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