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  • Families of LifeLine residents plan to sue state

    Families of LifeLine residents plan to sue state
    Relatives of a 10-year-old disabled foster child who died at an Anne Arundel County group home last month and the guardian of another resident whose inadequate care there led to a serious illness have filed notice that they intend to sue the state for...
  • Ferguson, Mo.: Microcosm of U.S.: Front & Center

    The shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., has drawn comparisons to the Trayvon Martin shooting in a tony Sanford subdivision two years ago. Unlike Sanford, however, Ferguson has erupted in riots, prompting Missouri Gov. Jay...
  • Florida high court backs lesbian in visitation fight for adopted son

    Florida high court backs lesbian in visitation fight for adopted son
    The Florida Supreme Court has cleared the way for a Seminole County lesbian to get visitation rights with her 6 1/2-year-old son, a boy she legally adopted after he was born to her female partner. The couple broke up, and the birth mother moved her...
  • Judicial presumption of guilt unfair to defendants [Commentary]

    Judicial presumption of guilt unfair to defendants [Commentary]
    The Baltimore Sun's recent article on a man charged, arrested and detained pending trial for a robbery that occurred while he was in jail on a different charge ("Man charged with street robbery that happened while he was in jail Aug. 14) highlights a...
  • Prisoner lawyers question three deaths at new prison

    Prisoner lawyers question three deaths at new prison
    A legal team representing California prisoners is questioning adequacy of emergency medical care at the state's newest prison, where admissions recently resumed after being halted to remedy problems. In an Aug. 4 memo to the court-appointed receiver...
  • Seeing Michael Brown

    In the chorus of voices last week protesting the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., one stood out: President Obama's. On the surface, what he said was routine in a presidential, consoler in chief kind of way: We've lost an 18-year-...
  • Detzner: New congressional elections can't happen until 2015

    Detzner: New congressional elections can't happen until 2015
    TALLAHASSEE -- Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner told a judge Friday that the state couldn't organize special elections to fill seven newly drawn congressional seats until March 2015 at the earliest. But even that schedule "in all likelihood...
  • OPD officer fired 23 shots from AR-15, records show

    OPD officer fired 23 shots from AR-15, records show
    When an Orlando police officer was indicted recently in a February shooting inside a downtown parking garage, several important details from the investigation were not released, including the number of shots the officer fired. But prosecution records in...
  • Defense attorney attacks unjustified [Commentary]

    Defense attorney attacks unjustified [Commentary]
    Editor's note: This article has been updated from an earlier version Criminal trials typically end once the jury returns its verdict. The attorneys move on to their next cases, unless appeal is pursued, and the debate ends. Unfortunately, that has not...
  • Ed O'Bannon ruling is not the real game-changer for the NCAA

    Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive released a statement Monday confirming college athletics are "going through a historic evolution." Slive wasn't talking about horrific changes wrought by Oregon's uniforms. These were Slive's first...
  • NCAA will appeal ruling in Ed O'Bannon antitrust case

    Two days after losing a major antitrust case in federal court, the NCAA announced Sunday it would appeal the decision, which challenges its long-standing definition of amateurism in college sports. "We remain confident that the NCAA has not violated...