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  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Judge rules false-arrest lawsuit brought by Charles Village rape suspect may go forward

    Marlow Humbert, the man who spent 14 months in a Baltimore jail before rape charges against him were dropped in July 2009, during which time he was dubbed the "Charles Village Rapist," has prevailed in the Baltimore City Police Department's attempt to...
  • 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...
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    BEST POLITICIAN Martin O’Malley Love him or hate him, this has been a good year for Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley (D). Two O’Malley-backed laws got the nods of the majorities of Maryland voters in last fall’s elections—...
  • KISS My Assets . . . Goodbye

    Scott Francis Gianforte, a 38-year-old man from Frederick, has a helluva collection of KISS memorabilia. A KISS bar stool, a whole lotta KISS dolls, a KISSOPOLY board game, KISS hats and belt buckles and even a KISS toothbrush, air freshener, and ashtray-...
  • SXSW: The Case Against 8

    One of the best films at last year's South by Southwest Conference was Good Ol' Freda, the story of the Beatles' secretary Freda Kelly. Ryan White directed that film, at the behest of his aunt, the movie's Catonsville producer Kathy McCabe, during a...
  • 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...