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  • As campaign-finance rules change, Baltimore developer Edward St. John floods Maryland politics with cash

    As campaign-finance rules change, Baltimore developer Edward St. John floods Maryland politics with cash
    In April, the Maryland Board of Elections made a momentous announcement: In order to comply with a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling, the total amount of money Maryland political donors may lawfully give to campaigns in a four-year period is now unlimited, instead of being capped at $10,000. At St. John Properties, a real-estate firm headed by developer Edward St. John, the change was taken to heart: Campaign-finance data show that 69 companies based at St. John’s Baltimore-area headquarters gave almost $475,000 to Maryland campaigns this year, more than 30 percent of the $1.52 million those companies gave since 2005.
  • Wandering Eye: A deeper look at a 1970 murder case, Amazon heads to the Supreme Court, and more

    Wandering Eye: A deeper look at a 1970 murder case, Amazon heads to the Supreme Court, and more
    Some of the best stories published about modern Baltimore have come from Tom Nugent, who for City Paper in 2005 did an exhaustive review of the mysterious unsolved murder of Sister Catherine Ann Cesnik, a Catholic nun, whose body was found in January...

    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...

    Sheila Dixon's Civics Lesson

    Baltimore City Council President Sheila Dixon announced last week that "Dixon Day," a two-hour event, will be held on Wednesday, April 12, from 6 till 8 p.m. at the Mary E. Rodman Recreation Center, 3600 W. Mulberry St. The event, which will feature...

    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...