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Illegal-Arrest Charge Ripples Beyond Baltimore

wsj.com — BALTIMORE-Among the many charges leveled against six city police officers in last month's death of a man in their custody was an unusual one that many experts said could reverberate among police nationwide. Three of the six officers were charged last week with false imprisonment, after the city prosecutor determined that the April 12 arrest of 25-year-old Freddie Gray was illegal.

Baltimore Police Say Freddie Gray Probe Is Complete

wsj.com — BALTIMORE-Half of the more than 200 people arrested during a turbulent night of rioting and looting here this week have been released without charges, the state's top public defender said Thursday. The other half face a range of charges, including burglary, assault and rioting, said Maryland Public Defender Paul DeWolfe.

After Baltimore Riots, Focus Turns to New Prosecutor

wsj.com — BALTIMORE-Barely 100 days into her tenure as the city's chief prosecutor, State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby will soon face a momentous decision: whether to pursue criminal charges against any Baltimore police officers in the high-profile death of Freddie Gray.

Baltimore Streets Quiet As Residents Obey Curfew After Riots

wsj.com — BALTIMORE-Baltimore streets previously rocked by riots were quiet early Wednesday as residents obeyed an all-night curfew enforced by 3,000 police and National Guardsmen, the Associated Press reported. However, the curfew-imposed in response to riots and looting on Monday fueled by the recent death of a black man in police custody-was initially...

Mental-Health Treatment for Defendants Dogged by Delays

wsj.com — Marilyn Roberts's son was arrested last year on assault charges after he allegedly flicked a cigarette at a police officer in Olympia, Wash., hitting the rim of his hat. He spent 97 days in a county jail, most of them alone in a cell 23 hours a day. He quickly deteriorated.

Magistrate Judges Play a Larger Role

wsj.com — U.S. magistrate judges are the junior officers of the nation's 94 federal trial courts, but it is getting harder to tell them apart from their Senate-confirmed peers, especially in court districts buckling under heavy case loads.

Which Federal Trial Court Is ‘Most Productive?’

blogs.wsj.com — The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, the front office of the federal judiciary, has done the legwork to figure out which of the 94 federal trial courts cut through its caseload most efficiently in the fiscal year that ended in September 2014. The AO ranked U.S.

In Federal Courts, Civil Cases Pile Up

wsj.com — The Navy eliminated Ronald Porter's job in 1999. He is still waiting for his employment-discrimination lawsuit to be heard. Civil cases such as Mr. Porter's are piling up in some of the nation's federal courts, leading to long delays in suits involving Social Security benefits, personal injury and civil rights, among others.

U.S. court rules that yoga is not religious

marketwatch.com — The constitutional cordon around public schools has repelled a variety of religious activity in recent history-student prayers at football games, bible readings in class, pictures of Jesus. But does the separation of church and state also render off limits the sun salutations, the downward-facing dog and the lotus?

U.S. Court Rules That Yoga Is Not Religious

blogs.wsj.com — The constitutional cordon around public schools has repelled a variety of religious activity in recent history-student prayers at football games, bible readings in class, pictures of Jesus. But does the separation of church and state also render off limits the sun salutations, the downward-facing dog and the lotus?
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May 03, 2015

Why the Baltimore false-imprisonment charge could reverberate on.wsj.com/1GTwx2p via @WSJ

May 03, 2015

Text from friend: "Dude. Loretta Lynch is in my spin class right now."

May 03, 2015

Just watched the most boring rerun of Family Ties. But it was free.

May 02, 2015

‘Wire’ creator David Simon and ex-Mayor Martin O’Malley clash again over Baltimore’s woes on.wsj.com/1I4m1Wd via @WSJ

May 01, 2015

What Baltimore prosecutors say happened to Freddie Gray on van ride to police station on.wsj.com/1GDhxQG via @scottmcalvert

May 01, 2015

5 Things to Know About Baltimore Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby on.wsj.com/1GCAvad via @jacobgershman

May 01, 2015

RT @PolyaLesova: Here's a profile of Marilyn Mosby, Baltimore City's State’s Attorney on.wsj.com/1ESZlI3 via @WSJ #BaltimoreRiots

May 01, 2015

RT @ByronTau: Baltimore's state's attorney, unlike Ferguson, will throw the book at the police officers allegedly responsible for Freddie Gray's death.

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