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Opinion: Honoring the Honorable Anselm Sodaro

Tomorrow, at its annual Awards Dinner in Baltimore, the Maryland State Bar Association’s Section Council on Criminal Law and Practice will bestow upon retired Judge Anselm Sodaro its highest honor: the Robert C. Heeney Memorial Award, presented in the name ...

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LAW SUMMARY

Frederick County music teacher pleads guiltyThe former band director at Frederick High School has pleaded guilty to possessing a weapon on school property. Kelly S. O’Bryant, 30, faces up to three years in prison and a $1,000 fine for having ...

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In the footsteps of

An unusual pilot program for managing and paying court-appointed attorneys in Maryland’s federal courts honored a member attorney yesterday at its annual training session. Criminal defense lawyer Joshua R. Treem was honored yesterday with the John Adams Award, a prize ...

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Pax Romaine

A member of the private bar will start Monday as the new coordinator for Baltimore City’s Criminal Justice Coordinating Council. Romaine N. Williams takes over as coordinator of Baltimore’s Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee this week, replacing John H. Lewin Jr. ...

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In the footsteps of

An unusual pilot program for managing and paying court-appointed attorneys in Maryland’s federal courts honored a member attorney yesterday at its annual training session. Criminal defense lawyer Joshua R. Treem was honored yesterday with the John Adams Award, a prize ...

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State faulted for discovery violation

A unanimous Court of Appeals yesterday faulted the state for violating discovery rules in a drug prosecution, reversing the conviction and remanding for a new trial.Before James D. Williams’ trial, prosecutors represented that the sole corroborating witness — a police ...

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Law In Review

Top court vacates ruling on out-of-state tax collectionMaryland’s highest court this week vacated a lower ruling that required out-of-state furniture retailers to impose Maryland’s state tax on purchases headed for this state.Declaratory judgment was inappropriate, the Court of Appeals ruled, ...

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Commercial litigator discovers she really can go home again

Home is not a word often used to describe a firm with more than 200 lawyers, but that’s just what Saul Ewing feels like to its newest partner, Ava Lias-Booker, one of the top commercial litigators in Baltimore. Ava Lias-Booker ...

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LAW SUMMARY

Black woman files bias suit against Toys R UsA black Washington woman has filed a $7 million discrimination suit against Toys R Us, claiming the toy retailer refused to honor gift certificates she gave to co-workers because she looked “suspicious.’’ ...

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