Law firm tells associates to return to office or lose bonus money
Today is Monday, the 75th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination. Here are some other news items. — Law firm tells associates they might lose bonus money if they do not return to the office. — Delaware law barring nonmajor political party members from serving on state’s Supreme Court draws constitutional challenge. — Socializing with lawyers […]
Md. high court to weigh if fleeing Black man gives police reasonable suspicion
Maryland’s top court will weigh whether a Black man’s speedy departure upon seeing Baltimore police in a high-crime area gives officers reasonable suspicion of criminal activity to stop him.
Do Maryland police target minorities? The data can’t tell us
In Maryland, police departments must report whom they stop and search. But the statistics police departments around the state are filing are incomplete and unreliable.
Law blog roundup welcomes the justices back
In honor of the start of the justices' October 2015 term, here's a short quiz to test your knowledge of high-court history.
Barneys to pay $525K in shopper-profiling probe
Barneys has agreed to pay $525,000 to resolve allegations that minorities were singled out as suspected shoplifters at its flagship store, part of a spate of racial profiling complaints against major retailers last year.
HBO actor sues Macy’s, charging race discrimination
NEW YORK — A black actor on the HBO drama series “Treme” said in a lawsuit on Friday that he was stopped because of his race while buying sunglasses at Macy’s — the third discrimination allegation made this week by a black shopper against a department store. Robert Brown, who filed the lawsuit in state […]
Judicial nominee behind ‘driving while black’ case
WASHINGTON — A federal judge President Barack Obama wants to promote to the appellate bench successfully sued the Maryland State Police for racial profiling after his family was pulled over and searched for drugs while driving back from a funeral. The 1992 search has been at the center of two decades of litigation that’s become […]
Top court: State police must release internal records of racial profiling complaints
The Maryland State Police has to release records of racial profiling complaints filed within the department, the state’s highest court held Thursday, though individual information must be erased from the documents.
Cardin takes aim, again, at racial profiling problem
WASHINGTON — Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., on Wednesday revived a bill to end racial profiling — an idea that won bipartisan support in 2001, but became a casualty of the terrorist attacks that year. Cardin said racial profiling has increased since Sept. 11, 2001, but he said that day’s attacks should not be “used to […]
Utah sued by ACLU over immigration law
SALT LAKE CITY — Two national organizations are suing Utah to halt a new immigration law they claim encourages racial profiling. The National Immigration Law Center says an enforcement measure signed by Gov. Gary Herbert in March is just as unconstitutional as a similar Arizona law that courts have already struck down. The American Civil […]
Top 5: ‘This smacks of a cause of action for wrongful life’
Court reporters in the Baltimore County Circuit Court are seeing their days numbered, and two siblings will not be able to sue the St. Joseph’s Society for allegedly covering up that a priest was their father. Those stories and more in this week’s top 5 staff law stories. 1. Troopers are still profiling, lawsuit claims […]
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