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The jury reached a verdict. Did you?

Earlier this week, I presented in this space details about a jury trial in a case concerning a mailman and a dog. The letter carrier, Mary Jo Davis, had sued Charles and Karen Cheelsman after their dog, Lucky, allegedly attacked ...

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Monday law blog round-up

Happy Monday! Here are a few law links to start your week: The Baltimore no-pork-no-foster-child decision seems “unjustifiable” to Eugene Volokh at the Volokh Conspiracy. Perhaps the judge in the Constance McMillen gay prom case “should find the entire community ...

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I’m Back

In the past 10 days I’ve received numerous e-mails from friends, colleagues and previously anonymous readers asking why it’s been almost a month since my last blog post.  All of those e-mails brought a huge smile to my face, and ...

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Brethren rivalry at the Supreme Court

Why can’t you be more like your brother? It’s bad enough when parents play that sibling-rivalry card, but Justice Department attorney Jeffrey Wall actually tried it during oral argument today in the Supreme Court. The case was Barber v. Thomas, which deals ...

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Juror Number 106

As my Twitter followers know (@johnjohncord), last Friday I did my civic duty and showed up to the Baltimore City Circuit Court for jury duty. I’ve been living in Maryland since 2002, and I have never been summoned. Unlike most ...

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Jury duty – worth a day’s work?

Parade Magazine had an interesting notebook item recently about jury duty. (And no, unfortunately, Howard Huge didn’t jump into a jury box thinking it was some sort of play space.) The story reports many jurisdictions are experiencing an increase in ...

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