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  • 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...
  • Ron Smith ignores the 99 percent

    Ron Smith often seems to be out of touch with the working man's heartbeat. His latest column ("Is serious social unrest in our future?" Oct. 7) is full of his favorite go-to guys off the bench, statistics, as essentially the sole support for his...
  • Small Wonders: Sentenced to a year in church

    Much as some adults complain about going to church, none are there against their will and all are free to leave any time. As it should be. Kids are another story, because they have to do just about everything against their will. But when a judge is...
  • Appeals court hears Little Dobbins Island dispute

    Opponents of the luxury island compound built by Daryl C. Wagner without Anne Arundel County permission asked a state appeals court this week to return the dispute to the county Board of Appeals for further hearings, contending that they did not get a...
  • Speaker Madigan to block Quinn's veto on legislative scholarships

    Speaker Madigan to block Quinn's veto on legislative scholarships
    House Speaker Michael Madigan will block Gov. Pat Quinn’s attempt to eliminate an oft-abused legislative scholarship program, arguing the governor exceeded his power when he rewrote a bill that tweaked the program to ban it altogether. A Madigan...
  • Schiff responds to Kadafi's death; says Libya 'must draft a new constitution'

    Schiff responds to Kadafi's death; says Libya 'must draft a new constitution'
    In light of reports of ousted Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi’s death, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) released a statement Thursday calling the news “an end to the first chapter of another popular revolution.” “Now the Libyan people...
  • Who's Roscoe Filburn? One author's thoughts on limiting the role of the federal government

    Who's Roscoe Filburn? One author's thoughts on limiting the role of the federal government
    Newport News author Douglas Lising has recently published, “Remember Roscoe Filburn. Amending the Constitution: The Only Sure Way to Limit the Federal Government.” Given that it’s an election year, this book seems of interest considering...
  • Tuscon shooting suspect can refuse anti-psychotic drugs, court rules

     
    Tucson shooting suspect Jared Lee Loughner has the constitutional right to refuse anti-psychotic medication while he appeals the treatment prescribed by prison mental health authorities, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. The government has...
  • Amazon to California: Drop dead!

     
    Amazon and California are in a high-stakes battle over collecting sales taxes....
  • Plain text: The arbitrator's findings in AFSCME v. Quinn

     
    Here is a plain-text, footnote-free version of arbitrator Edwin H. Benn's findings today, " In the Matter of the Arbitration between STATE OF ILLINOIS and AFSCME COUNCIL 31." (download a pdf of the ruling here) I BACKGROUND AND FACTS This......
  • Weekly remarks: Orrin Hatch pines for 1997, Obama wants to end tax breaks for the rich

     
    Republican Hatch claims solution to a spending crisis is not tax increase; Obama says everyone has to pay their fair share...