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Well, so much for CISPA. Not long after the House passed the controversial Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2013, the Senate has indicated it has no plans to consider the bill. Citing sources on various committees, several...
When the Supreme Court took up the question Monday of whether genes could be patented, the justices were clearly concerned about preserving innovation in medicine and biotechnology. But the issue presented by Myriad Genetics' patents on the BRCA genes...
Most court cases involving patent law are corporate battles, with one company suing another for infringing on its intellectual property rights and, therefore, profits. Big companies fighting over big money can seem painfully irrelevant, especially when so...
Phyllis Scott was waiting for the day her son would be released from prison to return to East Baltimore, and she hoped he could steer clear of trouble in the future. But that day never came. Malcolm Jerrod "Rod" Pridget, who was just shy of his 20th...
Tags: Death Penalty, Gang Activity, Murder, Prisons, Criminal Laws
In a career that's spanned more than four decades in four states, Gary D. Maynard has dealt with inmate sex scandals, prison riots, suicides and shrinking public safety budgets. Last week, the Maryland corrections secretary faced a bank of TV cameras...
The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in the insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding. — Louis D. Brandeis Just a few words and little thought separate yet another stronghold of the American economy from ruin....
My periodic "Did You Know" columns tend to raise the blood pressure of more conservative readers who are embarrassed/angry/frustrated by the increasingly aggressive counter-cultural policies of the hard left and their allies in Hollywood, on campus, and...
The Hartford CourantQuinnipiac University has agreed to expand sports programs for women to settle a class-action lawsuit by female student athletes who claimed that the school denied them athletic opportunities that it offered to men. The school has promised to generally...
Immigrants who are too mentally disabled to represent themselves in deportation proceedings are entitled to free legal assistance, a federal judge has ruled. Until now, some defendants languished in detention centers for years after judges declared them...
Tags: Prisons, Lawyers, Prosecution, Justice System, Trials
A 2013 Maryland General Assembly bill bearing the name of a Howard County teenager who killed herself last year is expected to be signed into law, but it stands on shaky constitutional ground, an official of the Maryland ACLU said. The "Misuse of...
Tags: Lawyers, Judges, Easter, Justice System, Howard County
The Hartford CourantIt's clear that cities are moving headlong into not just widespread video surveillance, but also some very sophisticated forms of monitoring and artificial intelligence to manage all those images, as I wrote in a column Monday. The Boston Marathon...
Associated PressBOSTON -- The surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings acknowledged to the FBI his role in the attacks, but did so before he was advised of his constitutional rights to keep quiet and seek a lawyer, officials said Wednesday. It is unclear...
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