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Tag Archives: U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett

Jury seated in Currie trial; witness list may include several lawmakers

State Sen. Ulysses S. Currie’s bribery trial, which began Monday with the selection and swearing-in of a jury, may feature a “Who’s Who” of Maryland politics as he fights federal charges of accepting more than $245,000 for using his office ...

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Top 5: ‘I was asked to resign’

Within a few hours of the news that Phillip J. Closius was resigning as the dean of the University of Baltimore’s School of Law, the story had already climbed to the top spot of this week’s legal affairs stories on ...

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Bel Air officers dismissed from Defend Life suit

A federal judge in Baltimore has dismissed Bel Air police officers as defendants in a lawsuit brought by anti-abortion demonstrators, finding the officers were simply acting as backup for Maryland state troopers and did not participate in the alleged constitutional-rights ...

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Attorneys’ fees in FLSA case could put Baltimore bar owner out of business

Pooling tips with bartenders at his two South Baltimore taverns might well put Jason Zink out of business. No, the recession has not made those shared gratuities too few to sustain him, and no, it’s not because the Don’t Know ...

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Motion to drop charges in NSA leaks case denied

The federal judge presiding over the espionage case against a former senior National Security Agency official has rejected the defense’s principal constitutional challenge to the classified document retention charges as well as the prosecution’s bid to keep the jury from ...

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Anti-abortion protesters to continue suit against Bel Air, state troopers

Harford County has agreed to clarify its policy for handling demonstrators as part of a settlement reached with eight anti-abortion demonstrators who were arrested as they held graphic posters along Route 24 in August 2008. Unlike the young women who ...

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