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On the Record

The Daily Record's law news blog

What, no Ford Ranchero? (access required)

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? (access required)

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? (access required)

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 (access required)

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 (access required)

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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Someone please stop the bleeding (access required)

In the latest blow to Maryland’s film and TV industry, Discovery Communication’s TLC channel is moving to LA, taking about a third of its 50 employees. This comes less than two weeks after HBO’s crime drama “The Wire” wrapped up ...

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Is this election really necessary? (access required)

In a city like Baltimore, with voter registration skewed overwhelmingly toward one political party, do we really have to go through the motions of a primary and a general election? How about one non-partisan election with runoffs when needed? -TOM ...

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Coast Guard leaves FOIA out at sea (access required)

Unlucky boaters and ice fishers of the world, take heart: Apparently the Coast Guard believes that its rescue duties encompass the duty to save you from embarrassment.Journalistic watchdogs over at the Poynter Institute report that the Coast Guard is withholding ...

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Ever heard of TMZ? (access required)

I was working at a marketing firm last year when my boss rushed out of his office, clutching an industry magazine. “Have any of you ever heard of TMZ.com?” he breathed. Almost everyone shook their heads. A few of us, ...

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“Making it rain” sound financial advice (access required)

Rap mogul Russell Simmons is a genius at diversification. After co-founding Def Jam records more than 25 years ago, he’s become quite a businessman. He’s used his entrepreneurial spirit to launch a clothing line (Phat Farm), bring spoken word poetry ...

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