Md. high court says sex abuse law applies to substitute teacher
The Maryland Supreme Court has reinstated the child sexual abuse conviction of a middle school substitute teacher who sent a student sexually charged texts outside of class.
Md. high court will weigh if sex abuse law applies to substitute teacher
At the heart of the case: Does a substitute teacher have supervisory authority over a child after school hours?
Md. high court will weigh if child porn includes ‘sexting’
Maryland’s top court will consider whether a 16-year-old who texted a video of herself engaging in a consensual sexual act with an adult was “involved” in distributing child pornography in violation of state law.
High court to hear dispute over ad agency’s text messages
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court will consider whether an advertising agency hired to boost recruitment for the U.S. Navy is immune from a lawsuit that claims it illegally authorized thousands of unsolicited text messages. The justices said Monday they will hear an appeal from the Campbell-Ewald Company, which claims federal contractors can’t be sued under the […]
Nation’s first ruling on text solicitations draws mixed reviews
Last month, Ohio became the first state in the nation to give the green light to lawyers sending text messages to solicit prospective clients.
Eye Opener: Gambling expansion’s impact
A few government and politics headlines for Monday.
An uplanned unplugged weekend
I unplugged a little from technology this weekend. Voluntarily, you ask? Of course not, I answer. (Do you know me at all?) Here’s the setup: I was out at the Hampden Honfest with a friend, my wife and the two babies. Our 18-month old was getting a little fussy, so I took her home so […]
Cellphone companies vary in how they keep data
NEW YORK — A document obtained by the ACLU shows for the first time how the four largest cellphone companies in the U.S. treat data about their subscribers’ calls, text messages, Web surfing and approximate locations. The one-page document from the Justice Department’s cybercrime division shows, for instance, that Verizon Wireless keeps, for a year, […]
Other legislation signed into law by Gov. O’Malley
ANNAPOLIS — A glance at other legislation signed by Gov. Martin O’Malley Thursday at the third and final bill- signing ceremony from the legislative session: LAWN FERTILIZER — Maryland will limit nitrogen used in lawn fertilizer, ban most phosphorous and restrict when lawn fertilizer can be applied. CHILD NEGLECT — Child neglect becomes a crime. […]
Top 5: What can brown do for you?
Foreclosures, holiday shopping and troublesome text messages — these staples of the modern-day news diet dominated the list of the top 5 most-read business stories this week at The Daily Record’s website. There was also a very scary tornado that touched down in Baltimore; luckily, no one was hurt. 1. Former Baltimore Sun editor resigns […]