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  • News Hole

    The local news feels hesitant today, like no one can make up their minds. Nationally, at least, there's the Supreme Court decision that ends death penalty for kids. For more on that check out the story and analysis from the Sun's very good Supreme Court...
  • Dred Scott??

    So it turns out that the 1857 decision Dred Scott v. Sandford, which President Bush clumsily referenced during Friday's debate after a question about who he might name to the Supreme Court, was not an absurd non sequitur. For more than a decade,...
  • Rude Judge Gets His Day in Court

    On Nov. 30, the Maryland Court of Appeals heard arguments in the case against Baltimore County District Judge Bruce Sewell Lamdin, who has been so prone to Judge Judy-isms from the bench that a raft of complaints about his behavior stuck, leading to his...
  • The Count: Jill P. Carter, Frank M. Conaway Sr.

    Jill P. Carter Last August, Del. Jill Carter lent her campaign $10,000. Even with that temporary boost, the Committee for Jill P. Carter started this year's mayoral fundraising season with only $1,247.31 in the bank--hardly the kind of balance needed...
  • Silence of the Lamdin

    Baltimore County District Court Judge Bruce Lamdin today was ordered to take a 30-day, unpaid break from his judicial duties, when the Maryland Court of Appeals released its opinion about his overly loose tongue from the bench. The suspension begins May...
  • Bundy's Money

    The Sun reported yesterday that Sean Rondell Bundy, 24, and Tyron Sherrod Rich, 26, were indicted in U.S. District Court in Baltimore. The Atlantic City, N.J.-to-Elkton story of the immediate drug-distribution charges against these guys is what The Sun...
  • Mayor Can't Fire Police Commissioner: Kevin Clark Could Be Reinstated, With $120 Million Bonus, Says State's High Court

    The mayor of Baltimore cannot fire the police commissioner without cause, according to Maryland's highest court. The Maryland Court of Appeals decision, handed down today in Mayor and City Council of Baltimore v. Kevin P. Clark, also contains other...
  • Another Tillman Court Document Comes Available

    The Aug. 18 federal raids of Baltimore locations tied to politically connected ex-con bailbondsman and real-estate investor Milton Tillman Jr. and his son, Milton Tillman III were followed by the public release of court documents listing what was seized...
  • Save the Date

    Phillip Robinson Winkfield came up for arraignment on drugs and weapons charges in Baltimore City Circuit Court on June 30, when he met his adversary: the chief of the Baltimore City State's Attorney's Office narcotics division, Antonio Gioia. Such high-...
  • The Hollywood Connection: Federal Drug Indictment Snares City Hall Filmmaker's Business Partner

    On Aug. 28 a federal grand jury in Maryland indicted three men on drug-trafficking charges, including a business partner of Los Angeles-based filmmaker Lavern Whitt, producer of a documentary about the four women who hold the highest elected offices in...
  • No Way, Jose

    After more than a month on the lam, Jose J. Morales was arrested on open warrants in Dundalk and is being held without bail in the Baltimore County Detention Center, according to police. Morales, a career thief, drug dealer, and unlicensed contractor who...
  • Jose Morales Busted in Texas Trying to Charter Jet to Bring Cocaine to Baltimore

    Serial criminal Jose Joaquin Morales was supposed to be in Howard County Circuit Court yesterday, answering to charges that he wrote a bad check for nearly $4,000 in construction materials from a Jessup supply store last fall. Instead, Morales was...