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Monday law blog round-up

Happy Monday! Ron Miller takes issue with The Ethicist’s advice to a doctor who doesn’t want to treat a medical malpractice lawyer. In the context of why most great blawgs aren’t written by big-law types, Carolyn Elefant has this to ...

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The menu on Death Row

Slate had an interesting story yesterday about the last meals of death row inmates in anticipation of convicted “Beltway Sniper” John Allen Muhammad’s execution last night in Virginia. (Muhammad chose not to reveal his last meal to the public.) The ...

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Mississippi killer dodges death

Back in 2007, I wrote about the fascinating case of a Mississippi convicted killer and the Ober Kaler lawyers who were helping with his post-conviction appeals. At first, Alan Michael Rubenstein claimed to have stumbled on the decomposing bodies of ...

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Law blog round-up

Happy Monday! Page Croyder observes “serious traffic court” in Baltimore City for a day. The former prosecutor-turned-gadfly is not impressed at the sentences imposed. The Washington Post writes about how the new death penalty restrictions could affect defendants already charged ...

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More than the robe is noir

North Philly, May 4, 2001. Officer Sean Devlin, Narcotics Strike Force, was working the morning shift. Undercover surveillance. The neighborhood? Tough as a three-dollar steak. Devlin knew. Five years on the beat, nine months with the Strike Force. He’d made ...

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Psst… your lawyer may not like you

Judging by its “most popular” list, Time.com struck a nerve with its article on Curtis Osborne, fetchingly headlined “If your lawyer wants you executed.” Osborne, who faces execution in Georgia on Wednesday for murdering two people, was represented by court-appointed ...

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This week in Maryland Lawyer

Can lawyer layoffs happen here? Pick one: (a) They already are; (b) Yes, it’s just a matter of time; (c) Maybe, but it won’t be as bad as it is elsewhere; or (d) all of the above. As Caryn Tamber ...

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