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On the Record

The Daily Record's law news blog

A Landmark addition to downtown (access required)

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? (access required)

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 (access required)

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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Sponsoring sobriety: only Montgomery County (access required)

Apparently public drunkenness is a problem in MoCo — but don’t worry, only in Long Branch, Takoma Park and Langley Park. That’s why the county took up the issue with an “inebriation prevention initiative,” which called for the establishment of ...

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An issue of (gun) control (access required)

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 (access required)

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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Pandering and porn (access required)

This morning, SCOTUS began the process of deciding whether the “pandering” provision of the PROTECT Act is too vague. The crux of today’s arguments (PDF): whether the Act (which criminalizes the possession and distribution of child porn) is so broad ...

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Towson U president plays nicely online (access required)

Bob Caret, president of Towson University, has a Facebook profile and a blog – and he’s proud of it. In a recent BBJ article, the school administrator discussed the level to which he’s embraced social media to “connect” with his ...

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Unwedding day (access required)

Married couples all over Pennsylvania are freaking out after a judge in York County — my old stomping ground, and just across the Mason-Dixon line from Baltimore County — ruled that only clergy with a regular congregation can perform marriages. ...

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