| Nov 27, 2011
| 7:40 AM
When Thiru Vignarajah left the Maryland U.S. attorney's office to lead a new unit of the city prosecutors, there was the matter of putting together a new team of lawyers to pursue major crimes, bolstering relationships with police and other law...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 4:42 PM
WASHINGTON - Supreme Court justices were sharply divided Tuesday over whether a lab analyst who did a crucial DNA test that identified a Chicago rapist must testify at his trial, deepening a split that defies the usual conservative and liberal lines....
| Feb 13, 2012
| 1:53 PM
Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer was robbed by an intruder armed with a machete last week while vacationing on the Caribbean island of Nevis, where Breyer's family own a vacation home, a court spokeswoman said Monday.
Breyer's wife and two other...
| Feb 13, 2012
| 6:52 PM
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on Monday touted his approach to interpreting the federal Constitution that focuses on the original intent of the Founding Fathers.
Scalia, a former University of Chicago law professor, called the “...
| Jun 27, 2011
| 4:43 PM
Working out of a Highlandtown studio, Ben Walsh and his small team of video game developers recently created My Pet Rock, a family-friendly Facebook game.
But, Walsh said, some day he might decide to design a video game for a more, er, mature audience ...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 3:56 PM
Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that, notwithstanding the Fourth Amendment's prohibition against unreasonable searches and searches without a warrant based on probable cause, states can require that a DNA sample be taken from those arrested for...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 6:35 PM
In a decision with both historic and practical significance for gay and lesbian couples, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the federal government must recognize same-sex marriages — an outcome advocates hope will aid in their state-by-state...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 11:57 AM
Good news for permanently affixed floating homes. The Supreme Court issued a decision Jan. 15, in a 7-2 vote, that a floating home is not a boat, hence is not a vessel.
U.S. Code defines the word "vessel" as including all means of water...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 5:38 PM
Maryland's practice of collecting genetic information from people arrested — but not convicted — on serious charges took the national stage Tuesday, as the U.S. Supreme Court weighed in on what Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. called "perhaps the...
| Mar 17, 2013
In a return to form for the most prestigious award in architecture, Japan's Toyo Ito has won this year’s Pritzker Prize.
After honoring younger and lesser-known figures in recent years -- including 49-year-old Chinese architect Wang Shu in 2012 --...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Corporate-sponsored groups have launched a campaign of litigation in the lower federal courts challenging the legality of the second major piece of President Barack Obama's legislative program, one that received a lot of attention in last week's first...