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Sep 11, 2013

Del. high court deciding whether state’s sheriffs have arrest powers

DOVER, Del. — The Delaware Supreme Court is weighing whether sheriffs in Delaware have the authority to arrest people after a hearing Wednesday in a legal battle between Sussex County Sheriff Jeff Christopher and state and county officials. Christopher, a Republican elected in 2010 with the support of tea party voters, sued the state and […]

Sep 26, 2012

Maryland’s top judge to speak in Annapolis

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland’s top jurist will be speaking to students at a high school in Annapolis. Robert M. Bell, the chief judge of Maryland’s Court of Appeals, will be talking to students at Annapolis High School on Friday. He’s taking part in the third annual “Back to School with the History Makers,” a nationwide effort […]

Oct 6, 2011

List of claimants suing News of the World grows

LONDON — More than 60 people have filed court papers alleging their phones were hacked by the News of the World, a lawyer said Thursday, amid preparations for a group lawsuit against Rupert Murdoch’s now-defunct tabloid. The claimants include movie stars, politicians and parents of two child victims of horrific violent crimes. Lawyer Tamsin Allen, […]

Jul 7, 2011

Inside the First Amendment: High court rulings reinforce free speech

The U.S. Supreme Court has given us two terms of remarkable support for free expression — in cases remarkable for speech that many, if not most, of us really, really dislike. Its ruling June 27 that the states cannot forbid the sale or rental of video games to children punctuated its recent free-expression record with […]

May 31, 2011

Justice delayed in Maryland Court of Appeals

Attorneys have been telling me — on deep background — that they are still waiting for the Maryland Court of Appeals to render decisions in cases they or their law partners argued years ago before the high court. The calls from these lawyers have come in response to The Daily Record article last Thursday that […]

May 24, 2011

Solicitor general cites WWII-era internment mistakes

WASHINGTON — Nearly 70 years after the Supreme Court upheld the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II, the government’s top high court lawyer says one of his predecessors concealed critical information that could have tipped the cases. In a distinctly 21st century way of acknowledging a serious mistake from long ago, acting Solicitor General […]

Dec 16, 2010

Judge grants bail to WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange

LONDON — Julian Assange will be freed on bail and sent to stay at a British country mansion, a U.K. judge ruled Thursday, rejecting prosecutors’ attempts to keep the WikiLeaks founder in prison as he fights extradition to Sweden. Cheers erupted from supporters outside the London court as the verdict by High Court justice Duncan […]

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