Jun 8, 2020

Defense lawyers oppose jury trials resuming

Welcome to Monday the 67th anniversary of the Supreme Court upholding the District of Columbia’s criminal prohibition on restaurant’s refusing to serve black customers. Here are some news items to get your week started. — Criminal defense lawyers call resuming trials “reckless and irresponsible.” — Texas prosecutor withdraws cold capital case, cites blurred memo[...]

Aug 2, 2012

Md. couple back home after 14-year sailing trip

ANNAPOLIS — Mike Welch now knows one universal truth. “I have determined, to my own satisfaction, that the world is round,” he said. Mike, 72, and his wife Marguerite Welch, 71, who live in Epping Forest in Annapolis, returned home July 19 from a 14 and a half-year circumnavigation on their Shannon 38 sailboat Ithaca. […]

Jun 7, 2012

Who uses chopsticks?

The sixth annual Asian American Business Conference was held on May 22 in Rockville. It attracted over 350 participants and is one of Maryland’s largest Asian business events. While there were many businesspeople whose ancestry traces back to China, Korea, Vietnam and India and a few from Nepal, Sri Lanka, the Philippines and Thailand, the […]

Nov 8, 2011

Toyota quarterly profit drops 18.5 percent to $1B

TOKYO — Toyota said its quarterly profit slid 18.5 percent to 80.4 billion yen ($1 billion) on plunging sales caused by parts shortages from the tsunami disaster in northeastern Japan and warned it faces a new challenge from flooding in Thailand. Toyota Motor Corp. declined Tuesday to give a forecast for the full financial year […]

Jul 27, 2011

Tales from the bar exam

Ah, the dreaded bar exam. After three years of hard labor, several (hundred) thousand dollars and a few months of sheer terror punctuated by MBE flash cards and Jameson on the rocks, it comes down to this. Twelve hours — or 18, even 21.5, in some states — of pouring out the contents of your […]

Jul 12, 2011

The perils of the ‘perp walk’

At this point we’re all familiar with it: an endless loop on television of the latest celebrity/politician/famous-for-no-good-reason person being escorted in handcuffs by law enforcement from the home or office into a waiting police car. This has become an American phenomenon. Well, to be fair, we’re in good company with Mexico, Thailand and China (although […]

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