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The Daily Record's law news blog

Baltimore County (finally) takes zoning online

Baltimore County is trying to make things easier for those requesting changes to their zoning as part of the Comprehensive Zoning Map Process. They’re doing this by putting it all online. The every-four-year event usually meant mountains of paperwork for ...

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No more Alberto

After weathering months of Congressional scrutiny concerning the firings of U.S. attorneys, a far-reaching domestic surveillance program, and the morale of his department, U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales announced his resignation this morning. Following weekend conversations with President George W. ...

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Whose blues are they?

As reported in today’s Daily Record, a private guard is suing a state trooper who, according to the plaintiff, once employed him in a security firm. Under state law, the owner of a security firm must have experience as a ...

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Best. Footnote. Ever.

In a disbarment case Friday, Court of Appeals Judge Glenn Harrell wrote that the respondent’s argument did not make sense, “‘Opposite Day’ notwithstanding.” Harrell, who has been known to be a bit footnote-happy, then referred the reader to footnote 8, ...

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It’s bad and it’s back!

Muscle heads unite! American Gladiators is back! Yep…that’s right! Harking back to the days of frosted mullets and Zubaz, the network that brought you The Office and The Cosby Show announced last week that it was bringing back America’s favorite ...

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Snuff: More dangerous than smoking?

It’s a toss-up which is more distasteful — blowing cigarette smoke in the faces of your friends and loved ones or spitting tobacco juice profusely in their presence. But a new study has found one might be more dangerous for ...

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Born free

Someone finally managed to break the lock that ties the iPhone to AT&T’s network. Of course, it was a 17 year-old. The New Jersey teenager confirmed to the AP this morning that he was using his iPhone on T-Mobile’s network, ...

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Not just at Christmas

Karen Buckelew reported today on the finances of the Salvation Army’s Baltimore Area Command, which focuses its charitable efforts on area schoolchildren, the homeless and disaster relief. From the story: It also is a charity that has been stretching its ...

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Remembering the man who shot George Wallace

Word that Arthur H. Bremer likely will be freed from a Maryland prison in a few months brought a rush of memory to me Thursday – as one of the handful of reporters who saw him on the fateful day ...

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It’s like Netflix, only it’s books

Do you think the price of books has grown prohibitive? Is $25 or $30 too much for the latest James Patterson or Dan Brown thriller? BookSwim.com, a Web site now in beta, hopes there are plenty of people who feel ...

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