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Prince George's County Circuit Judge Sean D. Wallace will be the first American to serve full-time on the United Nations Dispute Tribunal. (Contributed photo)
May 18, 2023

Prince George’s County judge will be first American to serve full time on UN tribunal

A Prince George's County judge is heading to Kenya, where he will become the first American to serve full-time on a UN tribunal, which handles employment issues.

Oct 24, 2022

Football-injury defense gains no yardage in bank-fraud appeal

Today is Monday, the 77th anniversary of the day the United Nations Charter went into effect. Here are some other news items. — U.S. appeals court rejects disbarred lawyer’s football-related-head-injuries defense to bank fraud. — California judge rules for Christian baker who declined to provide a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. — Indiana judge […]

Aug 27, 2014

UN official named dean at UM public policy school

A high-ranking United Nations official has been appointed dean of the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Aug 23, 2013

Virginia Knowlton Marcus: U.S. can lead on rights for those with disabilities

The U.S. Senate hit a new low on Dec. 4, 2012, when 89-year-old Bob Dole, disabled war veteran and former Republican leader, was wheeled into the chamber to urge passage of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), only to have it fall five votes short of the requisite two-thirds majority.

Jul 23, 2013

State legal group advocates nationally

Maryland Legal Aid is spearheading an effort advocating for migrant workers' access to legal services and community service and healthcare providers.

Nov 26, 2012

Manning’s treatment focus of hearing in WikiLeaks case

HAGERSTOWN — An Army private charged in the biggest security breach in U.S. history is trying to avoid trial by claiming he has already been punished enough by being locked up alone in a small cell and having to sleep naked for several nights. A United Nations investigator called the conditions cruel, inhuman and degrading, […]

Mar 21, 2012

Ocean City family to put wind turbines on home

OCEAN CITY — A family has permission to install a set of energy-generating wind turbines on the roof of their Boardwalk home. The set of three will comprise the first turbines on the roof of a single-family residence in Ocean City, and the Villa Santa family has been lobbying for permission to build them on […]

Jan 31, 2012

Biden’s ‘American exceptionalism’ and the rule of law

My old boss, Vice President Joe Biden, weighed in on “American exceptionalism” during a speech Monday. In subscribing to the idea, the former chairman of both the U.S. Senate Judiciary and Foreign Relations committees provided the unique perspective that our exceptionalism is particularly demonstrated by our “deep commitment to the rule of law.” I think […]

Jul 12, 2011

More AIDS patients may get cheaper drugs

LONDON — Gilead Sciences Inc., one of the world’s biggest producers of AIDS drugs, will allow some of them to be made by generic manufacturers — potentially increasing their availability in poor countries, particularly in Africa, officials said Tuesday. In the first deal of its kind, the Foster City, California-based pharmaceutical company has agreed to […]

Jun 15, 2011

Bartlett, other House members sue Obama over strikes in Libya

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of 10 lawmakers is suing President Barack Obama for taking military action against Libya without war authorization from Congress. The lawmakers say Obama violated the Constitution in bypassing Congress and using international organizations like the United Nations and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization to authorize military force. The lawmakers want […]

Mar 22, 2011

Group to speak out against bottled water in Annapolis

ANNAPOLIS — Environmentalists are heading to Annapolis to speak out against public spending on bottled water as part of World Water Day events. Tuesday is World Water Day, established by the United Nations to focus attention on the importance of freshwater and its sustainable management. Activists with Corporate Accountability International plan to hold an event […]

Dec 22, 2010

UN looking into WikiLeaks soldier’s treatment

HAGERSTOWN — The United Nations says it is looking into a complaint that the Army private suspected of giving classified documents to WikiLeaks has been mistreated in custody. The UN office for torture issues in Geneva said Wednesday it received a complaint from one of Pfc. Bradley Manning’s supporters alleging that conditions in a Marine […]

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