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  • Maryland correctional officers

    Since last year's Best of Baltimore issue: four Maryland correctional officers (COs) have pleaded guilty in federal court to conduct arising from their prison-gang ties, and a fifth was indicted in a federal prison-gang racketeering conspiracy; four COs...
  • Some courthouse races may be obscure, but they're rarely dull

    Chief Judge Joyce M. Baylor-Thompson says it would not be accurate to say that HB 417, proposing an amendment to Maryland’s State Constitution and up for a vote this November, is the anti-Ramona Moore Baker amendment. But then again, she and her...
  • Baltimore man sues Justice Department and The Washington Post

    What does William C. Bond do when he feels backed against a wall, armed only with evidence of alleged wrongdoing by members of Maryland’s federal bench and bar? He sues pro se—that is, without the aid of an attorney. In September, the 46-...
  • In state's attorney race, Jessamy stands on a troubled record while Bernstein runs on reform and limited experience

    Standing on 26th Street between Calvert Street and Guilford Avenue at 3 p.m. on July 27, Gregg Bernstein told reporters that the murder of Stephen Pitcairn, the Johns Hopkins University researcher stabbed two blocks away two nights earlier, “was not...
  • The bottom of the ballot proves an odd and sometimes fascinating place

    If numbers are any indication, giving Baltimoreans a chance to vote on legislative issues—the bottom-of-the-ballot measures known as ballot questions—is just a formality. The city posed 45 questions to its residents over the course of the last...
  • Revel casino sale put on hold by federal judge while nightclub owner appeals sale terms

    The sale of Atlantic City's former Revel casino is on hold while the company that ran its popular nightclub and beach bar appeals. Third U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Thomas Ambro, based in Philadelphia, ruled late Friday that Revel has until 4 p....
  • Group appeals mandatory union fees to Supreme Court

    Group appeals mandatory union fees to Supreme Court
    Seeing an opening to weaken public-sector unions, a conservative group is asking the Supreme Court to strike down laws in California, Illinois and about 20 other states that require teachers and other government employees to pay union fees, even if they...
  • Medical pot in Oakland: Appeals court weighs fate of 'superstore'

    Even with dozens of states such as California now allowing the sale of medical marijuana and a handful of others legalizing weed altogether, Oakland's Harborside Health Center, the nation's largest medicinal cannabis dispensary, is still locked in a legal...
  • Records Supreme Court is withholding point to racial disparities in plea deals

    Records Supreme Court is withholding point to racial disparities in plea deals
    When it's time to strike a plea bargain, African-Americans have had less luck than whites in reducing charges, a Daily Press review of statewide court data found. A Daily Press analysis of more than 110,000 case status records from last year,...
  • Does FOIA cover court records? No, court administrators say

    The Virginia Supreme Court's Office of the Executive Secretary has repeatedly refused a request from the Daily Press to release its compilation of case records from most of the state's circuit courts. The record the Daily Press sought, and that the...
  • For the record

    Mexican Mafia member: In the Jan. 30 Section A, an article about former Mexican Mafia member Rene Enriquez said that Enriquez wrote a book about his life with journalist Chris Blatchford. Blatchford was the sole author of the book. California Journal:...
  • Church property fight turns on constitutional issues

    Church property fight turns on constitutional issues
    The legal fight playing out between the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland and a tiny Middle River congregation is one of dozens of cases nationwide that are testing the limits of religious authority. It's an issue the Supreme Court has confronted more than...