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  • Lawsuits follow Wall Hunters Project

    Two limited liability companies associated with Stanley Rochkind are suing Slumlord Watch founder Carol Ott. The suits, filed in District Court on Dec. 4 but not yet served on Ott, demand a total of $5,000 in damages for repairs made to two properties...
  • The End of Net Neutrality

    Fuck the FCC. I've hated those bastards ever since the 1990s when they repeatedly busted the pirate radio station I was helping operate in Albuquerque, N.M. The range of our broadcast was directly proportionate to how high one of us could climb a tree...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...