Friday, June 27, 2003

Law Professor in the News...

Microsoft wins one round in Java fight
By Kristi Heim

A federal appeals court Thursday overturned a decision that would have forced Microsoft to carry Sun Microsystems' Java software in every copy of its Windows PC operating system and Internet Web browser.
The court, however, upheld an injunction prohibiting Microsoft from shipping its own version of Java....
Preliminary injunctions are difficult to justify, said Robert Lande, a law professor and antitrust expert at the University of Baltimore.
"It has got to be a true emergency," he said. "That is a really tough hurdle to overcome."

Read the whole story here.

Thursday, June 26, 2003

The Supreme Court strikes down Texas' sodomy law. :)

Keeping in the spirit of the earlier post, here's a site devoted to historical proceedings of the Old Bailey. The Old Bailey is the probably the most famous criminal court in the world, and has been London's principal criminal court for centuries. It hears cases remitted to it from all over England and Wales as well as the Greater London area.

Did you know?
For those of you familiar with Rumpole of the Bailey, did you know that he has a connection with the University of Baltimore? From
Brian Schott's FAQ page: comes this piece of information:

B20. Do Rumpole and SWMBO have any children and grandchildren?

The Rumpoles have one son.

Nicholas Rumpole was conceived in a night of passion (unusual
for Horace and Hilda) that Rumpole blamed on the oysters. He
attended Oxford as well, and began an academic career in the
United States at the sociology department of the University of
, although by the time of [Rumpole's Return], he had
moved to the University of Miami, where he was the youngest
department head ever. Nicholas is married to Erica, and
they have a child, Sam, the first (and so far only) Rumpole

Tuesday, June 24, 2003

In the News....
Simmons is named partner at Gorman & Williams
Gorman & Williams named Charles L. Simmons Jr. a partner in the Baltimore-based law firm. His practice is in business and construction law, admiralty, intellectual property and insurance defense. A law graduate of the University of Baltimore, where he was an associate editor of the law review, Simmons is a member of the board of Communities of Care Inc.

Monday, June 23, 2003

SCOTUS(Supreme Court of the United States) is a weblog that keeps track of current Supreme Court developments and decisions, courtesy of the law firm of Goldstein & Howe.

Thursday, June 19, 2003 is Martindale-Hubbell's Web site for the general public and small business owners and features a database of more than 440,000 lawyers and law firms nationwide.

Wednesday, June 18, 2003

From the Virtual Chase: A list of legal alerts and current awareness services.

Tuesday, June 17, 2003

UB Law Alum in the News
Epixtar Adds Directors and Officers
The two new board seats were filled by ascent of the current board with
members who will serve through the next annual shareholders meeting. The
first appointed member is Kenneth Elan of New York. Elan, 50, is an attorney
specializing in commercial litigation with extensive experience in the
prosecution and defense of complex corporate and securities cases. Elan is a
member of the New York County Lawyers Association and formerly a member of its
Committee on Corporation Law. He was an Adjunct Professor in the Accounting
Department of the City of New York (Queens College) for more than 12 years.
Elan received his juris doctor from the University of Baltimore School of Law
in 1977. He is the former law colleague of Epixtar General Counsel, Michael
D. DiGiovanna.
Read the whole story here.

Monday, June 16, 2003

From the weblog, How Appealling, comes this post on the 10 cases still pending on the Supreme Court's docket, complete with links to the transcripts of the oral arguments.

Supreme Court Rules U.S. Can Ban Donations by Advocacy Groups. Read the slip opinion of this and the 3 other cases decided today at this site.

Friday, June 13, 2003

Borders has introduced a new site that lets you search the inventory of individual stores. You have to first set up your store by picking at least one physical store location. You can then search the inventory by a variety of criteria, including keyword, author, ISBN, UPC and more. The results will show the availability in the store you selected.

Thursday, June 12, 2003

Legaline is a blog that tracks new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

Wednesday, June 11, 2003

In a reversal of prior rulings, the Supreme Court has made it significantly easier for people to sue their employers for discrimination in the workplace based on race, sex, religion or national origin. Read the rest of the story here.

Monday, June 09, 2003

The Baltimore Sun tells us where to put the new UB student center.

Friday, June 06, 2003

From Planning Your Clerkship Application Strategy

"The Supreme Court said Thursday it will hold a special session in September to hear arguments on the constitutionality of a law meant to govern how candidates raise money in the 2004 presidential and congressional elections. "
Read the rest of the story here

Thursday, June 05, 2003

For those of you studying for the Maryland Bar - did you know that you can access copies of old exams and answers online? You do now.

Wednesday, June 04, 2003

Alumnus makes good
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- The state's chief judge has named Judge Michael Galloway administrative judge of Carroll County's Circuit Court.
Galloway replaces Judge Raymond Beck, who has been a county administrative judge since 1991. Galloway has been an associate circuit court judge in Carroll County since 1999. He studied law at the University of Baltimoreand practiced law from 1978 until he was appointed to the bench. Chief Judge Robert Bell of the Court of Appeals made the appointment, which was effective Monday.

Tuesday, June 03, 2003

It's official - Maryland now has two official state codes!