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Oct 8, 2014

O’Malley spending weekend in Iowa

(AP) Gov. Martin O’Malley is set to visit Iowa this weekend to help Democratic candidates. O’Malley spokeswoman Lis Smith says he will be in the state Saturday and Sunday. This is the fourth trip the potential 2016 presidential candidate has made to the kickoff caucus state this year. O’Malley will attend a series of public […]

Sep 23, 2013

Lawyers for kosher slaughterhouse manager violate rules by contacting jurors

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Defense lawyers for imprisoned former Iowa kosher slaughterhouse manager Sholom Rubashkin violated a court rule by contacting jurors who convicted Rusbashkin of financial fraud, a federal judge ruled Monday. U.S. District Judge Linda Reade said Des Moines attorney Guy Cook and Kansas City, Mo., attorney James Wyrsch violated a long-standing rule […]

Sep 24, 2012

Law blog roundup

Welcome to the last Monday in September -- and the first Monday of fall. Here as some news items to get the week started.

Sep 17, 2012

O’Malley makes early stop as 2016 prospect

INDIANOLA, Iowa — Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, a 2016 presidential prospect, began forging an early — and therefore tricky — path into presidential proving ground Iowa on Sunday. Appearing at Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin’s annual steak fry, O’Malley dismissed the awkwardness that comes with trying to make a good first impression on Democratic activists in […]

Aug 13, 2012

Law blog roundup

Welcome to Monday, the 30th anniversary of the debut of Fast Times at Ridgemont High. ...

Jul 16, 2012

Iowa governor tries to keep juvenile killers in prison

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad on Monday commuted the mandatory life sentences of 38 convicted killers who committed their crimes as juveniles, a move aimed at ensuring they will spend decades in prison rather than be released earlier because of a U.S. Supreme Court decision. The governor’s action changes 38 sentences from life without the possibility […]

Feb 20, 2012

Iowa judge orders porn site to pay $4M in piracy case

IOWA CITY, Iowa — A judge has ordered the operators of a popular pornographic website to pay $4 million for copyright infringement to an Iowa-based adult film company — a ruling that should serve as a deterrent to others who pirate content online, a lawyer said Monday. U.S. District Judge Mark Bennett in Cedar Rapids […]

Jan 10, 2012

O’Malley takes a shot at Perry

Gov. Martin O’Malley, the former mayor of Baltimore, mixed a little pigskin and politics Tuesday in advance of the Sunday’s playoff game between the Houston Texans and his hometown Ravens. Governors and mayors from the states and cities from which playoff teams hail often make good-natured bets before games. O’Malley said Tuesday he has reached […]

Dec 19, 2011

Hopkins introduces new dean, CEO of medicine

President of the Johns Hopkins University Ronald J. Daniels welcomed on Monday the new dean and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine, Paul B. Rothman. Rothman, who comes to Baltimore from the Carver College of Medicine in Iowa, said he wants to help Hopkins continue to be a national leader in health care.

Sep 30, 2011

Baltimore’s public housing agency faces inquiry

WASHINGTON — A U.S. senator says he has started an inquiry into Baltimore’s public housing agency. Sen. Charles Grassley on Thursday sent a letter requesting documents from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. In the letter, the Iowa Republican asks for documentation on how the Housing Authority of Baltimore City used $67 million […]

Jul 15, 2011

A stinkin’ court opinion

At the risk of getting myself in trouble, all I’m going to do is repeat the headline from a story posted Thursday on the ABA Journal’s website. But before I do, please be warned that the link below contains the repeated use of a certain four-letter word. Also, I would suggest not clicking on the […]

Jun 15, 2011

Corn prices rise as multiple floods cut into crop

DES MOINES, Iowa — Brian Peterson admitted it’s hard to watch as floodwaters envelope the bright green cornstalks now about knee-height, but he said he’ll survive the loss at his farm along the Missouri River in western Iowa. And experts said the nation will be OK, too, even after another in a series of events […]

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