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  • The ruling is a huge setback for state government plans to turn its 20 acres of aging office buildings into a modern mixed-use development under a public-private partnership.

    The $1.5 billion State Center deal is subject to state procurement laws and needs to be properly bid, Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Althea M. Handy has ruled. "The Court finds, and the Defendants admit, that Defendants did not comply with the...
  • Media ask Maryland judge to end secrecy at Wikileaker Bradley Manning's court-martial

    Government secrecy has been thrust into the national debate in recent weeks, with leaked revelations detailing how the U.S. national-security apparatus clandestinely hatched and nurtured a massive communications-collecting effort that some say...
  • Dirty cop undermines gun convict's guilty plea

    Since Mark Lunsford, a Baltimore City detective assigned to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), was charged and pleaded guilty to lying and embezzling in 2009 and 2010, federal prosecutors have mostly managed to contain the resulting damage to...
  • Contamination prompts a judge-angering court fight over Baltimore casino

    A federal judge in Baltimore on Aug. 9 angrily denied 10 Westport and Cherry Hill residents' request to halt construction of the long-awaited, 335,000-square-foot Horseshoe Casino off Russell Street near M&T Bank Stadium, saying their petition "woefully...
  • Insurer sues court over failure to enforce collections law

    Lexington National Insurance Corporation has sued the District Court of Maryland-and its chief clerk, Roberta Warnken-claiming Warnken did not follow the law and cost Maryland citizens "in excess of $1 million." The dispute is about an obscure deadline...
  • Terrible police work sent a man to prison for a murder he didn't commit. Was it incompetence or something else?

    On Thursday, March 20, 2008, Rob Long ran into his old friend Tommy Ramsay in a Kentucky Fried Chicken in South Baltimore. Long was under pressure. He told Ramsay that he'd turned state's evidence against Jose Morales-his boss and co-defendant in a...
  • Hunter and Ace are dogs, and, like the Nose, their job is to sniff.

    Hunter and Ace are dogs, and, like the Nose, their job is to sniff. Hunter sniffs out drugs for the Baltimore City Police, Ace does the same for the Maryland State Police, and both sometimes lend their noses to the U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS),...
  • Best Scandal

    It's not every year that 28 Maryland correctional officers (COs) face charges in federal court. The number dwarves previous episodes of federally charged CO corruption in Maryland, such as in 2009, when three COs and a correctional kitchen worker were...
  • Maryland prison guard indicted for immigration fraud

    A Cameroonian citizen who federal authorities say fraudulently became a lawful permanent resident of the United States-and allegedly lied repeatedly while attempting to become a naturalized U.S. citizen-has been working as a Maryland correctional...
  • William Bond's crusade against Maryland's legal establishment just won't die

    For more than a decade, William Bond has pursued a labyrinthine course of litigation aimed at rooting out what he sees as pervasive injustice and corruption among major players in Maryland's legal system. His belief in the crookedness of Maryland's...
  • Election 101

    Questions 1 and 2: Orphan's Court judges qualifications Question 1 requires that judges of the Prince George's County Orphan's Court-which handles probate and guardianship matters-be attorneys and members of the Maryland bar in good standing. Question 2...
  • Little Italy bocce figure cops to fraud

    Salvatore Petti, a 76-year-old Ellicott City resident who has been at the center of a still-simmering dispute involving the bocce courts in Baltimore's Little Italy neighborhood ("Bocce Brawl," Feature, June 22, 2011), on Dec. 10 pleaded guilty in U.S....