Blog Archive: June 2014

Posted on Fri, 2014-06-27 17:29 by Kara Fischer in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Defense

 


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On Wednesday June 25, in a unanimous ruling the Supreme Court held that the police need warrants to search the cellphones of people they arrest. Courts have long allowed warrantless searches in connection with arrests, allowing officers to conduct a full search of the person being arrested as well as any property on or relatively near them at the time they are arrested.


Posted on Fri, 2014-06-20 17:04 by Elizabeth J. McInturff in Family Law, Maryland Law

“A HOUSE DIVIDED AGAINST ITSELF CANNOT STAND”


– Abraham Lincoln, Republican State Convention (June 16, 1858), quoting Mark 3:25


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Have you heard the one about the couple that split the house after their divorce? She got the inside, he got the outside. Or the story of this couple from Cambodia who cut their house in half after the wife refused to leave?


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 (One of the trademarks registered to Pro Football, Inc. d/b/a/ The Washington Redskins)


On Wednesday, the United States Patent And Trademark Office (Trademark Trial and Appeal Board or “TTAB”) canceled the Washington Redskins’ trademark registrations in the start of what is likely to be a lengthy legal battle.


Posted on Fri, 2014-06-13 15:00 by Morgan Lavan in Family Law, Maryland Law

Three Sisters on Wall


In March of 2014, the Court of Appeals considered whether an adult sibling seeking visitation rights with her minor siblings, contrary to their parents’ wishes, should be held to the same standard as third parties seeking visitation.[i] The factual circumstances of In re: Victoria C. presented a ripe opportunity for the Court of Appeals of Maryland to produce a more forgiving standard that recognized the importance of familial relationships other than parent-child. The Court of Appeals, however, declined to take that route.


Posted on Fri, 2014-06-06 18:01 by Reed Spellman in Maryland Law, Trusts Estates

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Everyone has heard that “Nothing is certain except death and taxes.” And, we also know that when you pay your taxes late, there is another certainty: penalties and interest. Now, let’s say you pay your taxes late, you are assessed with penalties and interest, you pay the penalties and interest, but later discover that, in fact, you never owed the tax in the first place. You would then expect to have the tax, along with the penalties and interest, which you paid, to be refunded to you. Right?


Posted on Fri, 2014-06-06 17:55 by Jarrod S. Sharp in Civil Litigation

  terps2 This past  January, I wrote about the University of Maryland v.