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  • Loophole Nation

    Here's the Pacific Legal Foundation likening "public nuisance" laws (such as Baltimore's "padlock ordinance") to the "honest services" statute hobbled today by the U.S. Supreme Court. Both laws are impermissibly vague, the foundation says. Pacific's key...
  • Jewelry Dealer Boasted of Drug-Dealer Ties

    Today, Eugene Petasky is a humbled man, serving a 41-month prison sentence at West Virginia's Morgantown Federal Correctional Institution after pleading guilty in U.S. District Court in Baltimore last fall to laundering drug money through his jewelry...
  • 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...
  • Federal Judge Rules City, BPD to Remain as Defendants in Tshamba Lawsuit

    In what A. Dwight Pettit, the lawyer for the family of a U.S. Marine veteran shot dead last year by off-duty Baltimore Police Officer Gahiji Tshamba, calls "a very significant victory," a federal judge yesterday ruled that Baltimore City, the Baltimore...
  • BPD Officer Charged in Heroin Ring

    A Baltimore City Police officer was arrested on federal heroin trafficking charges today, and a seven-count indictment was unsealed in Federal District Court. Daniel G. Redd, 41, was arrested at the Northwest Police District by fellow city officers....
  • Councilmember Conaway Drops Lawsuit Over Coverage Questioning Her City Residency

    City Councilmember Belinda Conaway (D-7th District) today dismissed a lawsuit she filed against the Examiner newspapers, owner Philip Anschutz, and Baltimore blogger Adam Meister. The suit, filed in May, accused them of libel, defamation, and...
  • Stanley Needleman Charged With Financial Crimes

    [caption id="attachment_10158" align="alignleft" width="290" caption="Stanley Needleman (left). Credit: Rarah"][/caption] Federal criminal charges against prominent Baltimore criminal-defense attorney Stanley Needleman, filed Aug. 16 in Maryland U.S....
  • Insanity and its Malcontents

    I keep doing the same basic post over and over, hoping something will change. I know what that makes me, so this is one of the last posts I'm going to do in this blog (though you can still find me over here occasionally). It's had a reasonably good run,...
  • Attorney Stanley Needleman Sentenced to a Year in Prison

    [caption id="attachment_11587" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Stanley Needleman (left) with Jose Morales in 2008. Photograph by Rarah."][/caption] Federal District Court Judge Roger W. Titus sentenced former Baltimore defense attorney Stanley H....
  • Judge Stymies Debt Collectors; Stays 3,878 More Cases

    [caption id="attachment_11143" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Sign of the times?"][/caption] Maryland Chief District Court Judge Ben C. Clyburn has issued a "stay" on 3,878 debt collection cases brought by two debt collection companies whose...
  • Court of Appeals Rules for City Paper in Libel Case

    Quoting William Carlos Williams, Maryland's highest court has upheld lower courts' dismissals of a four-year-old libel suit filed against City Paper. "'It is not what you say that matters but the manner in which you say it,'" Judge Glenn T. Harrell...
  • Lobbyist Bruce Bereano to Appeal Lost Bid to Overturn Fraud Conviction

    [caption id="attachment_12204" align="alignleft" width="290" caption="Bruce Bereano. COURTESY FERN SHEN/BALTIMOREBREW.COM"][/caption] Maryland lobbyist Bruce Bereano, an Annapolis fixture despite his 1994 fraud convictions in connection with his...