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Today’s Links

Quick set of links today:

  • U.S. District Court Judge Roger W. Titus awarded – I guess on summary judgment – $3.8 million to former University of Maryland linebacker Shawne Merriman. The defendants in this case were former Duke basketball players Christian Laettner and Brian Davis and their company, BD Ventures. This must be the headline: Maryland beat Duke.
  • The Drug and Device Law Blog has a title that got my attention: Yet Another Reason to Hate Insurance Companies. Finally, these guys see the light. Tune in tomorrow when they turn on their pharmaceutical drug clients. It will be like when Al Pacino turns on John Forsythe in And Justice for All. Sadly, when I googled John Forsythe to check the spelling, I found out he died in April. I always liked that guy.
  • Fortune profiles Chief Justice John Roberts. My first off campus law interview was with Justice Roberts when he was at Hogan & Hartson. True story. Let’s just say I didn’t get an offer and I doubt there was a lot of inner office debate about it. And I don’t want to talk about it anymore.
  • Governor O’Malley will not seat Ramona Moore Baker on the Orphans’ Court of Baltimore City — even though she was elected to the bench in November – because she is not a lawyer. I’m sure it is the right call but it is certainly funny that you can be on the Supreme Court of the United States without being a lawyer but you can’t be an Orphans’ Court judge.

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