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  • In Holton case, court sets an impossible standard on bribery

    In Holton case, court sets an impossible standard on bribery
    When one of Charles Dickens' characters said, "The law is an ass," he could easily have been referring to the recent Maryland Court of Appeals decision that makes it practically impossible for the state to prosecute legislators for taking bribes —...
  • Indiana lawsuits could have broad implications for same-sex couples

    Indiana lawsuits could have broad implications for same-sex couples
    Indiana's attorney general said he will not be the one to pick a fight over the rights of a Chicago woman whose same-sex partner was killed in the collapse of a stage at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. But legal experts say lawsuits filed in the case are...
  • Ken Burns' doc shows Chicago's special place in 'Prohibition' history

    Ken Burns' doc shows Chicago's special place in 'Prohibition' history
    No city became as heated, violent and infamous in its rebellion against the decade-long social experiment known as Prohibition than Chicago. Directors Ken Burns and Lynn Novick explore the city's special role in the debate over the 18th Amendment to...
  • Editorial: Irvine 11, D.A. both made mistakes

    There is little doubt that 10 members of the so-called Irvine 11 broke the law when they plotted to and then disrupted a speech at UC Irvine by Israeli ambassador to the United States Michael Oren. Prosecutors and Constitutional law experts pointed...
  • Arbitrator rules against Quinn on layoffs, closures

    Arbitrator rules against Quinn on layoffs, closures
    An independent arbitrator has ordered Gov. Pat Quinn to halt plans to lay off 1,600 workers and close seven state facilities, saying Quinn’s moves directly violate an agreement he made with the state’s largest employee union to not hand out...
  • Killing al-Awlaki was a political stunt unworthy of a great nation

    Some in our government are claiming that U.S.-born anti-American Islamic cleric Anwar al-Awlaki was killed in self defense by a C.I.A.-operated drone; they expect us to buy the nonsense that America, a huge and powerful nation was so terrified of this...
  • Westboro Baptist case: Juries on trial

    Westboro Baptist case: Juries on trial
    The Supreme Court has embarked on a new term that is widely predicted to be one of its most momentous in many years. But we should not quickly forget one very important First Amendment case decided by the court during its last term — one that may...
  • Studies project millions in tax revenue from Rosecroft slots

    Studies project millions in tax revenue from Rosecroft slots
    Renewed jostling to expand gambling in the state began Wednesday as a national casino operator painted its proposal to build a casino in Prince George's County as good for taxpayers and as Frederick County lawmakers asked constituents if they want slots...
  • Organizations: Mary Gant receives Kiwanis Club gavel

    Mary Gant was installed as the 2011-2012 President of the Kiwanis Club of La Cañada (Noon) at an installation dinner held at the Oakmont Country Club last week. The installation of Gant, a former La Cañadan of the Year, and her fellow officers was made by...
  • Choice to put Wheatfield in Columbia district defies logic

    On Oct. 5, I attended the final working session of the committee responsible for proposing a revision of the county's voting districts. The committee whittled down a large number of proposed maps to two. The first, Map 201, moves more than 25,000 people...
  • Spray-paint artist rejects plea deal

    Spray-paint artist rejects plea deal
    A spray-paint artist rejected a deal from prosecutors Thursday and demanded a trial after his arrest at the Inner Harbor last month. At Baltimore City District Court on North Avenue, Mark Chase, 29, of Baltimore's Brooklyn neighborhood, said...