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Process for Guantanamo detainee reviews in the works

WASHINGTON — Obama administration officials are drafting an executive order that would set up a review process for detainees held indefinitely at the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the White House said Wednesday. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs told ...

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Baltimore County court clerk retires after 56 years of service (access required)

To say Billy Allen has forgotten more about the law than many lawyers know is only partially true, because the chief deputy clerk of the Baltimore County Circuit Court does not forget anything. But for a man steeped in legal ...

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Opinions: Maryland Court of Special Appeals (access required)

MARYLAND COURT OF SPECIAL APPEALS Criminal Procedure, Plea agreements: Where judge rejected binding plea agreement and then transferred defendant’s case to another judge for trial, second judge properly refused to reconsider the plea agreement because a defendant has no right to ...

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Opinions: Maryland Court of Appeals (access required)

MARYLAND COURT OF APPEALS Civil Procedure, Contribution among joint tortfeasors: Physician defendant in wrongful death action, judgment against whom was reduced by a settlement entered into with a hospital, with an attendant release, was not entitled to further reduction by ...

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Platt: Still a time to believe in the future (access required)

In 1953, Bernard Baruch, a financier and advisor to Presidents Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman, made remarks on CBS Radio entitled “Why I Still Believe In the Future.” His words have been repeated and reprinted many ...

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Emmet Davitt, a natural prosecutor (access required)

Perhaps it’s just natural that Emmet Davitt is Maryland’s new state prosecutor. Except for spending the last three years as deputy counsel for the state Public Service Commission, Davitt’s entire legal career has been as a prosecutor, whether it was ...

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Justices OK longer prison term in gun, drug crimes

WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court has upheld longer prison sentences for people convicted of carrying or using a gun while committing drug trafficking crimes. The court voted 8-0 Monday to affirm lower court rulings involving defendants who had five years tacked ...

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