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Former President Donald Trump exits his vehicle to walk over to speak with reporters before he boards his plane at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport on Aug. 3, 2023, in Arlington, Virginia, after facing a judge on federal conspiracy charges that allege he conspired to subvert the 2020 election. At right is his valet Walt Nauta. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Sep 6, 2023

Trump’s place on primary ballot in Maryland ‘under consideration,’ secretary of state says

Maryland’s election officials and constitutional law experts are discussing whether a clause in the Constitution targeting candidates who’ve aided an “insurrection” bars Donald Trump from ballots.

Former Vice President Mike Pence sits for an interview with the Associated Press on Nov. 16, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
Apr 28, 2023

Pence testifies before election probe grand jury: AP source

WASHINGTON  — Former Vice President Mike Pence testified Thursday before a federal grand jury investigating efforts by then-President Donald Trump and his allies to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election, according to a person familiar with the matter. Pence’s appearance before a grand jury in Washington scrutinizing the president he once loyally served […]

Mar 13, 2023

Longest-serving death-row inmate wins new trial

Today is Monday, the 171st anniversary of the illustration of Uncle Sam. Here are some other news items. — World’s longest-serving death-row inmate wins new trial. — Georgia needs more prosecutors and public defenders. — Medical director of pregnancy centers opposed to abortion seeks enforcement of 1864 Arizona law. — Prosecuting Donald Trump for Stormy […]

Feb 14, 2023

Nikki Haley announces run for president, challenging Trump

Nikki Haley, the former South Carolina governor and United Nations ambassador, announced her candidacy for president on Tuesday. She becomes the first major challenger to former President Donald Trump for the 2024 Republican nomination. The announcement, delivered in a tweeted video, marks an about-face for the ex-Trump Cabinet official, who said two years ago that […]

Jan 23, 2023

Just how happy are lawyers?

Today is Monday, the 48th anniversary of the premiere of the television series “Barney Miller.” Here are some other news items. — Are you happy being a lawyer? — Illinois Supreme Court disbars former judge for sexual harassment. — Oregon offers free legal advice for women seeking abortions. — A federal judge in Florida fines […]

Former President Donald Trump announces a third run for president as he speaks at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, on Nov. 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)
Jan 9, 2023

Georgia special grand jury finishes probe of 2020 election

The special grand jury in Atlanta that has been investigating whether then-President Donald Trump and his allies committed any crimes while trying to overturn his 2020 election loss in Georgia has finished its work.

Former President Donald Trump announces a third run for president as he speaks at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, on Nov. 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)
Dec 6, 2022

Trump Organization convicted in executive tax dodge scheme

NEW YORK — Donald Trump’s company was convicted of tax fraud on Tuesday in a case brought by the Manhattan District Attorney, a significant repudiation of financial practices at the former president’s business. The guilty verdict came on the second day of deliberations following a trial in which the Trump Organization was accused of being […]

Nov 28, 2022

Lawyers’ job market may level off in 2023

Today is Monday, the 127th anniversary of the first auto race in the United States. Here are some other news items. – Job market for lawyers might level off in 2023. – Hong Kong’s leader asks if foreign lawyers may participate in national security cases. – Ex-prison warden faces trial for alleged abuse of female […]

Aug 10, 2022

Trump says he took the Fifth in NY civil investigation

NEW YORK — Donald Trump invoked his Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination as he testified under oath Wednesday in the New York attorney general’s long-running civil investigation into his business dealings, the former president said in a statement. Trump arrived at Attorney General Letitia James’ Manhattan offices in a motorcade shortly before 9 a.m., before announ[...]

Jul 25, 2022

Supreme Court sketch artist says his term has ended

Today is Monday, the 32nd anniversary of Roseanne Barr’s infamous rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner.” Here are some other news items. — The aptly named Art Lien puts down his Supreme Court sketch pad. — Former U.S. Justice Department lawyer faces Trump-related ethics charges. — Federal judge calls North Carolina law against false campaign […]

Jun 30, 2022

Democrats’ ad campaign stirs up a ruckus in Md. GOP primary fight

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Larry Hogan’s hand-picked candidate for governor said a national Democratic organization is meddling in Maryland’s Republican primary in support of her opponent. The Democratic Governors Association purchased more than $1 million in television ads in support of Dan Cox, said Kelly Schulz, the two-term GOP governor’s former Cabinet secretary. It’s a sign, [&hellip[...]

May 23, 2022

House GOP assails Frosh for less litigious ‘zeal’ with Biden than Trump

Maryland House Republicans assailed the state’s Democratic attorney general Monday for not suing President Joe Biden with the same gusto he took on President Donald Trump in court for federal actions perceived to harm the state or its residents. The GOP House Caucus’ letter to Brian E. Frosh recounted the attorney general’s lawsuits after the […]

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