Law of the Land Jewish groups react to SCOTUS ruling on same-sex marriage

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The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 ruling announced last Friday morning, approved same-sex marriage for residents in all 50 states. Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote the majority opinion. “No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family,” Kennedy wrote in an opinion joined by… Read More

At Long Last State Department’s human rights report released after four-month delay

Secretary of State John Kerry, according to a spokesperson, is “very excited” about the release of the Human Rights Reports.
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The State Department was set to release the long overdue Country Reports on Human Rights Practices on June 25, after a delay, the longest ever, that spurred speculation in some political spheres that it was done in an effort not to upset Iran during ongoing nuclear negotiations, a charge the State Department denied. The Human… Read More

Hogan Announces He Has Cancer Maryland governor vows to beat the disease

Gov. Larry Hogan
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Gov. Larry Hogan announced in a news conference Monday that he has been diagnosed with Stage 3 non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a form of cancer that he described as “very advanced and very aggressive.” Hogan is expected to undergo six cycles of chemotherapy, each three weeks long, to help rid him of the lymphoma. In this form… Read More

Gordon Feinblatt Honored

The law firm of Gordon Feinblatt LLC announced that the firm was top-ranked by Chambers & Partners in its 2015 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business for its health care and real estate practices in Maryland. Seven Gordon Feinblatt attorneys were also ranked in their individual areas of practice: Timothy D.A. Chriss… Read More

Chason Named Chair of Feinblatt Group

The law firm of Gordon Feinblatt LLC announced that Todd R. Chason has been named chair of the firm’s Environmental and Energy Practice Group. He is also member of the firm’s Government Relations Practice Group. Chason works with developers, builders and other businesses to achieve energy and environmental- related business objectives, often incorporating both legal… Read More

Berkshire Hathaway Honored

In a new report, real estate publication RealTrends ranked area realtor Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty as a leader in 11 separate categories. Berkshire Hathaway Homesale was ranked as the No. 12 realtor based on the company’s delivery of mortgages, settlement services, home warranties and property/casualty insurance. RealTrends also ranked Berkshire Hathaway Homesale as the… Read More

Chabad Event Prepares for Gimmel Tammuz

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The Chabad Lubavitch Center of Pikesville hosted a lecture June 17 titled “Timeless Leadership” — an event held in honor of the 21st yahrzeit of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, on the third day of the Hebrew month of Tammuz, falling this year on Shabbat last weekend. Rabbi Moishe New, director of the… Read More

Ayers Saint Gross Named Next Head

Baltimore-based design firm Ayers Saint Gross named Luanne Greene, principal and director of the campus planning studio, the firm’s next president, effective Jan. 1, 2016. She will be the first woman to lead the firm in its 100-year history. In her new role, Greene will lead the management team with a focus on implementing the… Read More