May 25, 2023

Capitol rioter who propped feet on desk in Pelosi’s office sentenced to prison

A man who propped his feet on a desk in then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office in a photo from the U.S. Capitol riot was sentenced to years in prison.

May 24, 2023

Government withdraws filing that claimed defense firms profited from Ravenell money laundering

Federal prosecutors have withdrawn a filing that claimed criminal defense firms and lawyers profited from a money laundering scheme involving a convicted Baltimore defense attorney.

Adnan Syed, center right, leaves the courthouse after a hearing on Sept. 19, 2022, in Baltimore. Syed, who was released from a Maryland prison this year after his case was the focus of the true-crime podcast “Serial,” has been hired by Georgetown University as a program associate for the university's Prisons and Justice Initiative, the university said. (Jerry Jackson/The Baltimore Sun via AP, File)
May 24, 2023

Adnan Syed asks Md. Supreme Court to review decision that reinstated his murder conviction

Adnan Syed is asking Maryland's highest court to weigh in on whether the rights of crime victims can supersede prosecutors' decision to vacate a conviction.

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts waves to the crowd after he received the Henry J. Friendly Medal during the American Law Institute's annual dinner​ in Washington on May 23, 2023. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
May 24, 2023

Chief Justice Roberts says Supreme Court can do more on ethics, but offers no specifics

Chief Justice John Roberts said there is more the Supreme Court can do to “adhere to the highest standards” of ethical conduct.

A man uses a cellphone in New Orleans on Aug. 11, 2019. On May 23, 2023, attorneys general across the U.S. joined in a lawsuit against a telecommunications company accused of making more than 7.5 billion robocalls to people on the national Do Not Call Registry. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File)
May 24, 2023

Do not call: Maryland, other states sue telecom company over billions of robocalls

Attorneys general joined in a lawsuit against a telecommunications company accused of making more than 7.5 billion robocalls to people on the national Do Not Call Registry.

May 23, 2023

Baker Donelson shareholders lend expertise to Md. Construction Law Deskbook

Shareholders in the Baltimore office of the Baker Donelson law firm reprised their roles as editors of the third edition of the Maryland Construction Law Deskbook.

Former President Donald Trump, left on screen, and his attorney Todd Blanche right on screen, appear by video, as his other attorney Susan Necheles, right, looks on, before a hearing begins in Manhattan criminal court, in New York, on May 23, 2023. (AP Photo/Curtis Means via Pool)
May 23, 2023

Trump makes video appearance in NY criminal case; trial date tentatively set

Donald Trump has made a video appearance in a New York courtroom, where the judge tentatively scheduled his criminal trial for next year.

May 23, 2023

Feds claim criminal defense firms profited from Ravenell money laundering scheme

Federal prosecutors are asking an appeals court to disregard an amicus brief from one of the nation’s top organizations for criminal defense lawyers because the organization’s law firm “directly profited” from a money laundering scheme carried out by Baltimore attorney Kenneth W. Ravenell, a new court filing claims. UPDATE: Government withdraws filing that claimed defense [[...]

Pacific Legal Foundation attorney Erin Wilcox speaks at a news conference outside the federal courthouse on March 10, 2021, in Alexandria, Virginia, where her organization filed a lawsuit against Fairfax County's school board, alleging discrimination against Asian Americans over its revised admissions process for the elite Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. (AP Photo/Matthew Barakat, File)
May 23, 2023

4th Circuit upholds admissions policy at elite Virginia high school

A divided 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the constitutionality of a new admissions policy at an elite public high school in Virginia.

May 23, 2023

Semmes, Bowen & Semmes makes return to Baltimore’s Central Business District

Corporate Office Properties Trust announced that Semmes, Bowen & Semmes has signed a lease for two full floors in downtown Baltimore.

May 23, 2023

Government raid on Baltimore law firm not covered by insurance, 4th Circuit rules

A Baltimore law firm's insurer is not obligated to cover the costs incurred after federal agents raided the firm, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled.

Former advice columnist E. Jean Carroll walks into Manhattan federal court on April 25, 2023, in New York. (AP Photo/Brittainy Newman)
May 23, 2023

E. Jean Carroll adds Trump remarks to defamation case, seeks at least $10M

E. Jean Carroll, who won a $5 million sexual abuse and defamation award against Donald Trump, is seeking more in a court filing that seeks to hold him liable for remarks he made after the verdict.

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