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May 24, 2021

Maryland man pleads guilty to stealing $276K in online dating scams

A Maryland man has pleaded guilty in Virginia to defrauding women whom he met through online dating websites, using phony identities to dupe them into sending him money.

Mar 22, 2018

Editorial Advisory Board: Md. still needs a business and technology court

In June, we wrote about the problems with the state’s Business and Technology Track Courts. The headline said it was “time to get serious.” Perhaps we should have said, “Is anyone listening?”

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Jun 18, 2015

Australian judge pumps brakes on mom’s breastfeeding

As I prepare to embark on my next great adventure in life, I’ve learned a lot about things I never thought I would know much about — the female reproductive system, for example, and hair bows. I’ve also learned a lot about breastfeeding and its accoutrement, what with the pumps and the travel bags and […]

Sep 2, 2014

Federal court hears debate in NSA phone records case

(AP) A federal appeals court has expressed concern about the government’s bulk collection of millions of Americans’ telephone records. The judges are questioning whether it could be extended to bank and credit card records as well. Questions about the scope of the program arose during arguments Tuesday before the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals […]

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Jun 3, 2014

Justice might be blind, but judge packs a punch

One jurist gives new meaning to the phrase 'long arm of the law'

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Apr 8, 2014

No jokes, please

In recognition of the one day each year we take the time out of our busy lives to thank all of the esquires in our life.

Mar 3, 2014

Of ill-timed Facebook posts and chest pains

Time once again for "Don't do that," an occasional feature where we spotlight some poor decisions in recent legal news.

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Jan 30, 2014

Wanted: Jurors in Delaware

A system glitch leads to some lucky residents receiving urgent summons for jury duty.

Oct 28, 2013

Fight over control of Philadelphia newspaper moves into court

PHILADELPHIA — Feuding owners fought over control of The Philadelphia Inquirer on Monday before a city judge who must decide if the dispute belongs in her court or in Delaware, where the partners incorporated last year. If she keeps the case, Judge Patricia McInerney must also determine the fate of Publisher Bob Hall and Editor […]

Sep 26, 2013

N.Y. to vote on letting judges stay on state high court until 80

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York voters will decide Nov. 5 whether to let the judges on the state’s highest court keep handing down rulings and making case law until they turn 80 years old. The seven Court of Appeals judges, appointed to 14-year terms, now must retire the year they turn 70. Approval of the […]

Sep 25, 2013

Dying cat not enough to bounce DUI conviction

Appeals court finds "defense of necessity" doesn't apply to our four-legged friends.

Sep 18, 2013

Pandora wins court battle with music publishers

LOS ANGELES — Internet radio leader Pandora has won a court battle with the music publishing society known as ASCAP that could help it lower its royalty payments. Pandora pays 4.3 percent of its revenue in songwriter royalties to groups including ASCAP, which distributes them to major publishers like Sony/ATV and Warner/Chappell. Starting two years […]

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