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Northrop sues Lockheed over military contractNorthrop Grumman Corp. is suing Bethesda-based Lockheed Martin Corp. for allegedly cutting it out of a $4 billion Army contract, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday. The suit was filed in San Jose, Calif. in ...

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Opinion: Creating opportunities for all businesses is the right thing to do

For years, minority and women-owned business enterprises (MBEs and WBEs) have received fewer opportunities than comparable white/male owned businesses to develop and grow their businesses. Internal factors, including lack of experience and management training, have diminished the capacity of many ...

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CSA publishes case overturning firing of officer who used pepper spray

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff unlawfully discharged one of his deputies for allegedly using excessive force and making untruthful statements to investigators, the Court of Special Appeals has held. Evidence that the deputy used pepper spray to subdue a violent ...

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Eviction notices may be homeless

Are sheriffs in Baltimore City required to post eviction notices on the individual apartment doors of tenants living in multi-unit buildings? Jonathan M. Smith, executive director of the Public Justice Center, accuses the Baltimore City sheriff’s office of backing a ...

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Criminal system ‘job one’ for rights groups

Racial profiling. Disparate sentencing for crack vs. powder cocaine. Bulging prison populations of mostly minority inmates convicted of nonviolent crimes. Plummeting faith in the police and the way justice is dispensed. Separate and unequal standards of criminal justice could threaten ...

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Senators weigh Bell’s proposed budget, DLS’ lower recommendations

Chief Judge Robert M. Bell yesterday asked a Senate subcommittee to provide $293.3 million from the general operating budget for the judicial branch in FY 2002, but a Department of Legislative Services budget analyst advised legislators to spend less than ...

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Coalition calls on governor to close Cheltenham Youth Detention Center

A coalition of juvenile advocates yesterday called on the General Assembly and Gov. Parris N. Glendening to take steps to close a 129-year-old juvenile corrections facility in Prince George’s County, saying it is overcrowded, understaffed and would be a “cinder ...

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Alleged Ponzi scheme agrees to shut downThe operators of an ATM-investment business alleged to be a “Ponzi scheme” have agreed to shut it down, Attorney General J. Joseph Curran Jr. announced yesterday. Bankcard Group Inc. , its CEO Andrew H. ...

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U.S. Marshals can’t redact names of purchasers of seized property

A federal judge in Baltimore has ordered the U.S. Marshals Service to give a reporter its records on the sale of seized property, saying privacy concerns were outweighed by a “valid and important public interest in the records.” U.S. District ...

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