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  • Baltimore stevedores' union sued for payment of illegal-strike award

    Baltimore stevedores' union sued for payment of illegal-strike award
    Last fall, a brief strike by Local 333 of the International Longshoremen's Association shut down operations at the Seagirt and Dundalk marine terminals in Baltimore, affecting commerce for numerous shippers. When an arbitrator ruled the strike was in...
  • Down on the Corner

    Down on the Corner
    It's four p.m. on April 22, a beautiful spring day in Baltimore. At the corner of Mount Royal and North avenues, a group of seven people are working in traffic. Dressed in yellow T-shirts, they carry five-gallon buckets with orange tops. When cars stop...
  • Brewing Up Change

    Brewing Up Change
    At the start of a recent morning interview in one of the book-lined rooms of Thomas Ward's Bolton Hill house, the former longtime Baltimore City Circuit Court judge and just-appointed chair of the Baltimore City Liquor License Board forbids a reporter...
  • Court decides CIA's “Bay of Pigs” report can stay secret

    More than half a century after the CIA's most infamous failure collapsed on an obscure Cuban beach, The Appeals Court for the District of Columbia has ruled that one volume of a five-part "opus" penned in 1973 can remain under wraps indefinitely, under...
  • Baltimore City liquor board gets a new chairman: 87-year-old former judge Thomas Ward

    Baltimore City liquor board gets a new chairman: 87-year-old former judge Thomas Ward
    Former Baltimore City Circuit Court judge Thomas Ward, an 87-year-old who retired in the bench in 1997, after having served in the 1960s as a Baltimore City Councilman and in the 1950s as a Baltimore Sun reporter, has been named as the new chairman of the...
  • Late to the Party

    Late to the Party
    David D’Amico turned 50 a week before his Aug. 28 appearance in Maryland U.S. District Court in Greenbelt, where he consented to pre-trial detention in a massive 2010 pot-trafficking and money-laundering case in which most of his 15 co-defendants&...
  • Wandering Eye: Neverdon loses bid to get back on ballot, fear of the Black Guerrilla Family, pop-ups in the BBJ, and more

    Wandering Eye: Neverdon loses bid to get back on ballot, fear of the Black Guerrilla Family, pop-ups in the BBJ, and more
    Baltimore State’s Attorney candidate Russell Neverdon suffered¬†another setback¬†yesterday when a judge ruled that he had not collected enough signatures to get on the November ballot. As The Sun reports, Circuit Court Judge Martin P. Welch found that...
  • Baltimore police "credibility issues" in drug case stymie feds' effort to keep $106,000 in seized cash

    Baltimore police "credibility issues" in drug case stymie feds' effort to keep $106,000 in seized cash
    U.S. District Court Judge Richard Bennett on Aug. 26 ruled that the federal government has no right to keep $106,467 in cash that a Baltimore City Circuit Court judge previously ruled had been seized illegally from a drug suspect by Baltimore police....
  • Informant's phone calls lead to massive federal drug-dealing indictment in Baltimore

    Informant's phone calls lead to massive federal drug-dealing indictment in Baltimore
    The FBI had a busy day in Baltimore on Aug. 11, thanks to an informant's flurry of phone calls setting up drug deals that resulted in federal charges against nine men. The informant, dubbed "CW1" in court documents, had been arrested with "several...
  • Frisky Business

    Frisky Business
    Early last year, the U.S. Supreme Court elevated the legal status of drug-detecting dogs, ruling that a police search can be presumed lawful if it is predicated on a positive alert by a well-trained dog with basic paperwork. Such training, though, is bunk...
  • Judge dismisses landlord's suit against housing blogger

    Judge dismisses landlord's suit against housing blogger
    A District Court Judge in Baltimore today dismissed a prominent landlord's case for damages against blogger Carol Ott, who writes the Housing Policy Watch blog (and "Slumlord Watch.") "There was a ruling in favor of the defendant," says Brian Spern, the...
  • Correctional culture of retaliatory inmate beatings and cover-ups on trial in Baltimore

    After Maryland prison INMATE Kenneth Davis arrived at Hagerstown's Washington County Hospital (now Meritus Medical Center) from nearby Roxbury Correctional Institution in March 2008, trauma doctors had to reconstruct his eye socket using plates and...