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On the Record

The Daily Record's law news blog

What’s BRAC mean to you?

BRAC is coming. No, this big, ugly acronym is not the newest nemesis of Godzilla. Though, Mothra has got to be collecting mothballs by now (yes, a sad pun, but I couldn’t help myself). BRAC, translated from governmental jargon, is ...

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Montgomery menus

Undeterred by the legal setback of similar legislation in New York City, Montgomery County officials are moving forward with a proposed bill that would require chain restaurants to post nutritional information on menus. For example, Ruby Tuesday locations in the ...

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Molded in their image

Bob Woodward and Marion Barry will soon be rubbing (wax) elbows. Figures created for a new D.C. wax museum are being readied for an Oct. 4 opening. Thomas Jefferson, Harry Truman, Robert E. Lee, J. Edgar Hoover, Bob Woodward and ...

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Doctors to roll up their sleeves

According to a report by the Associated Press, British hospitals are revising their dress codes — and making doctors dress down. Physicians will be banned from wearing neckties, long sleeves and jewelry, and even the ubiquitous long, white coat. Why, ...

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A hearty helping for DOJ

An audit of the Justice Department released Friday shows it spent $7M to plan, host or send employees to ten conferences over the last two years. Most of the dough was spent on … dough. Pasta, chips, sodas and popcorn ...

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What, no Ford Ranchero?

In case you missed it, Hagerty Insurance Agency (a Michigan vintage automotive insurance company) released the results of a survey highlighting the top 10 most “questionable” car designs. Its customers were apparently none too fond of the now-defunct AMC stable ...

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Why isn’t this guy studying?

My (hollow) laugh for the day came in the morning e-mail, in the form of a video called “Law School Musical” — with, by the way, no apologies of any sort to Disney’s “High School Musical.” Now, I’ve lived more ...

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Uncontrollable growth?

The immigrant population in the Baltimore area grew by almost 40 percent between 2000 and 2006, the Baltimore Sun and the Census Bureau reported Wednesday. In those same six years, the immigrant population in Howard County alone increased by a ...

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In the eyes of the law

University of Maryland police are treating the hanging of an alleged noose on the College Park campus last week as a possible hate crime. But, before an act can be a hate crime, it has to be a crime. Is ...

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A taxing matter

The governor has telegraphed his fiscal punch – a sales tax rate increase plus extending the tax to cover a host of goods and services not currently taxed. What do you think? Is this the way to go? Do you ...

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