RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Courts and the Judiciary

A collection of news and information related to Courts and the Judiciary published by this site and its partners.

Top Courts and the Judiciary Articles

Displaying items 25-36
  • Documentary Filmmaker Joe Berlinger Under Fire

    Earlier this month, a major blow was dealt to documentary filmmakers' and journalists' First Amendment rights. On May 6, U.S. District Court Judge Lewis A. Kaplan ruled in favor of a motion by the Chevron oil company subpoenaing 600 hours of footage of...
  • Interns to the rescue?

    [caption id="attachment_21020" align="alignleft" width="256"] Jon Cardin's Twitter photo[/caption] Because paying actual lawyers and/or judges to do their jobs as the constitution requires is, apparently, a non-starter, Del. Jon Cardin (D-Baltimore...
  • FBI probe of University of Maryland data breach targets Canton Group employee

    The FBI suspects an employee of the Baltimore-based software developer Canton Group, David Paul Helkowski, has compromised data security at University of Maryland in the wake of the massive February cyberattack that mined the names, university IDs, and...
  • THE CASE AGAINST 8

    THE CASE AGAINST 8
    The Case Against 8¬†has an advantage¬†over a lot of documentaries in that it was filmed while the outcome of its story was still very much in doubt. Following the developments of Proposition 8—the California referendum that banned same-sex marriage in...
  • Accused Baltimore hitman has “a number of contract murders” under his belt, court document says

    The "normal and understood rate for a contract killing in Baltimore is $5,000," according to charging papers filed in Maryland U.S. District Court on March 28, alleging 29-year-old Derrick Lamont Smith "committed a number of contract murders in Baltimore,...
  • Meth-extorting Outlaws Motorcycle Club warlock goes on the lam in Baltimore

    The "warlock," or enforcer, of the Philadelphia chapter of the Outlaws Motorcycle Club, a 43-year-old Baltimore man named Michael James "Maniac" Privett of Baltimore, is on the lam from the law, according to court documents filed in federal court in...
  • Ex-cop married to gang leader can't have her job back

    A six-year Baltimore City police officer who married a gang leader while he was in prison has lost her appeal to get her job back. Meredith Cross, who moved to Baltimore from New York to be closer to Carlito Cabana, a member of Dead Man, Inc. gang then...
  • More details coming in Long murder case

    Federal prosecutors plan to tell a more complete (and truer) story than the state did about the 2008 murder of Robert Long, according to a motion filed in the capital murder case against Jose J. Morales. In a nine-page document titled "Intrinsic Act...
  • Puffing through the great "vape" debate over electronic cigarettes

    Recently, I started huffing vapors produced by heating up compounds used in some types of antifreeze. If swallowed, the liquid I'm vaporizing can be poisonous, even fatal, especially to children. No one yet knows what the long-term health effects of...
  • Tripped up: Federal indictment dropped against accused gun-seller due to police breaking Maryland wiretap laws

    Remember Linda Tripp? She was the former Pentagon employee who befriended Monica Lewinsky, then-President Bill Clinton's paramour, and proceeded to secretly record telephone calls with Lewinsky that detailed her sexual escapades with Clinton. In 1998,...
  • Morales Guilty of Contract Murder

    (Updated & corrected, see below) A federal jury in Greenbelt has found Jose J. Morales guilty of arranging a contract murder of Robert Long, a former employee who had agreed to testify against him in state court in 2008. The jury deliberated just a few...
  • Baltimore cops’ ongoing push on Black Guerrilla Family boosts already prodigious federal effort

    [caption id="attachment_19481" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo by J.M. Giordano[/caption] Baltimore Sun columnist Dan Rodricks called the Nov. 7 take-down of 48 Black Guerrilla Family (BGF) prison-gang members and associates in Baltimore (pictured;...