Sep 20, 2012

Master: Top court should deny redistricting challenges

Maryland’s top court should deny all remaining challenges to the state’s legislative redistricting plan, the Court of Appeals’ special master told the judges Thursday.

Mar 27, 2012

Two hearsay challenges, two different results

Maryland’s top court has upheld a man’s first-degree murder conviction and double-life sentence in a 2004 Baltimore slaying, rejecting his argument that a prosecution witness’s recorded pretrial statement to police should not have been played for the jury. But in a second case it decided the same day, the Court of Appeals overturned the conviction […]

Feb 29, 2012

How to start a new job on the right foot

Finding a job in this economy is surely a relief to any law school grad or attorney out of work, but it is truly only the beginning. While starting a new job can be exciting — meeting new colleagues, getting acclimated to a different office environment, learning how to do your job — it can […]

Mar 10, 2011

Maryland and Virginia dueling for development

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland and Virginia have upped the ante in their high-stakes competition for economic development with plans for more than $200 million in new spending as other states struggle under staggering fiscal challenges. But Virginia has a big head start. Gov. Robert F. McDonnell, a Republican, won legislative support last spring for about $50 […]

Dec 7, 2010

Maryland Gov. O’Malley moves to cut size of state government

ANNAPOLIS — State employees can sign up for a $15,000 buyout — the latest move to cut Maryland’s budget — under a program announced Tuesday by Gov. Martin O’Malley. The buyouts are the first step to cutting 500 jobs before the administration might turn to layoffs. The Legislature ordered the governor to cut 500 jobs […]

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