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March 16, 1998
LAWRENCE H. RUSHWORTH, circuit judge in Anne Arundel County, apparently recognizes he erred in 1996 when he imposed rigid child-visitation restrictions against a father who is homosexual.The state Commission on Judicial Disabilities issued a confidential warning to the judge, which he could have kept private. However, he felt obligated to publicly acknowledge the warning.Judge Rushworth's problems stemmed from a divorce case in which he prohibited a 9-year-old boy from visiting his father as long as the father's boyfriend or "anyone having homosexual tendencies or such persuasions" was in the father's home.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com | September 20, 2008
Robert Numsen Lucke Sr., a retired Anne Arundel County District Court judge and former longtime Severna Park resident, died Tuesday of heart failure at Peartree House, a Pasadena assisted-living facility. He was 84. Judge Lucke was born in Washington and moved with his family to Howard Park in 1928. They moved to Round Bay in 1939. After graduating from Annapolis High School in 1943, Judge Lucke enlisted in the Army and served with an infantry unit in Europe until being seriously wounded.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | November 29, 1999
The judicial certificates are gone. So are most of the books.And in two weeks, their owner, Anne Arundel Circuit Judge Lawrence H. Rushworth, will also be leaving -- retirement-bound after about 15 years on the District Court and Circuit Court benches.At 65, Rushworth is five years shy of the mandatory retirement age. But he said recent knee surgery, a desire to travel, changes in the practice of law, and financial considerations led him to conclude that the timing was right."It's traumatic," Rushworth said.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | November 29, 1999
The judicial certificates are gone. So are most of the books.And in two weeks, their owner, Anne Arundel Circuit Judge Lawrence H. Rushworth, will also be leaving -- retirement-bound after about 15 years on the District Court and Circuit Court benches.At 65, Rushworth is five years shy of the mandatory retirement age. But he said recent knee surgery, a desire to travel, changes in the practice of law, and financial considerations led him to conclude that the timing was right."It's traumatic," Rushworth said.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | October 29, 1999
The state's second-highest court set aside a jury award of $759,500 yesterday and ordered a new trial to resolve a dispute over a 1993 traffic accident in which a bicycle ridden by a Naval Academy midshipman preparing for a triathlon and a truck collided.The Court of Special Appeals found fault with several decisions by Anne Arundel Circuit Judge Lawrence H. Rushworth, who presided over the trial in which Midshipman First Class Frederick W. Piquette had sought damages.The appeals court said Rushworth incorrectly allowed the jury to consider Piquette's request to recover medical expenses since the federal government, which paid for his care, had settled with the insurer for driver Seth H. Stevens.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | September 23, 1999
A 25-year sentence for the man who raped and beat a Shady Side woman so viciously that her face is permanently scarred was seen as good news by his relatives, who were relieved that he did not get a life sentence.About 30 relatives wept and thanked God when Anne Arundel County Circuit Judge Lawrence H. Rushworth sentenced Andre Terrill Tyler, then held hands and prayed outside the courtroom after the hearing yesterday."I know this is not the end. The Lord is not done with him," said the Rev. Brenda M. Cardwell, pastor of Pilgrimage Christian Church in Suitland, who baptized Tyler.
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By Greg Garland and Greg Garland,SUN STAFF | October 27, 1998
Gov. Parris N. Glendening asked an appeals court yesterday for an emergency stay of a lower court's order that he turn over to a newspaper his telephone records and those of two top aides.Anne Arundel County Circuit Judge Lawrence H. Rushworth ordered late Friday that complete copies of the telephone records and of Glendening's calendars and scheduling information be turned over to the Washington Post within 96 hours.The records are for a six-month period in 1996.Glendening's legal counsel, Andrea Leahy-Fuchek, said the ruling means the records would have to be released by 4: 30 p.m. today unless the Maryland Court of Special Appeals grants the request for an emergency stay.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | March 12, 1998
An Anne Arundel County circuit judge who barred visits between a divorced father and his children in the company of his gay lover or "anyone having homosexual tendencies" has been issued a confidential warning by the state's judicial discipline panel.The warning, which the judge revealed, accompanies the dismissal of a complaint brought by two Baltimore women on behalf of the Lesbian Avengers, a gay rights group. They alleged to the Commission on Judicial Disabilities that Judge Lawrence H. Rushworth showed bias against homosexuals when he forbade Robert Boswell, whose former wife had custody of their elementary-school-age children, to keep the youngsters overnight or visit them in the presence of his lover or anyone else who is gay.No similar restrictions were placed on his former wife, Kimberly Boswell of Glen Burnie, in the April 1996 order.
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By Jay Apperson and Jay Apperson,Staff writer | October 4, 1990
A county Circuit Court judge dismissed drug and assault charges against a Brooklyn Park man yesterday because a court commissioner, and not a police officer, served the man's charging documents.Wade T. Hobbs Jr. was arrested during a July 17, 1989 traffic stop on Ritchie Highway at Church Street in Brooklyn Park, court records show.After a county police officer observed a "metal smoking pipe" in the glove box of the car, Hobbs was searched and a small bag of suspected marijuana was found in his pocket, records show.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | March 12, 1998
An Anne Arundel County circuit judge who barred visits between a divorced father and his children in the company of his gay lover or "anyone having homosexual tendencies" has been issued a confidential warning by the state's judicial discipline panel.The warning, which the judge revealed, accompanies the dismissal of a complaint brought by two Baltimore women on behalf of the Lesbian Avengers, a gay rights group. They alleged to the Commission on Judicial Disabilities that Judge Lawrence H. Rushworth showed bias against homosexuals when he forbade Robert Boswell, whose former wife had custody of their elementary-school-age children, to keep the youngsters overnight or visit them in the presence of his lover or anyone else who is gay.No similar restrictions were placed on his former wife, Kimberly Boswell of Glen Burnie, in the April 1996 order.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | October 29, 1999
The state's second-highest court set aside a jury award of $759,500 yesterday and ordered a new trial to resolve a dispute over a 1993 traffic accident in which a bicycle ridden by a Naval Academy midshipman preparing for a triathlon and a truck collided.The Court of Special Appeals found fault with several decisions by Anne Arundel Circuit Judge Lawrence H. Rushworth, who presided over the trial in which Midshipman First Class Frederick W. Piquette had sought damages.The appeals court said Rushworth incorrectly allowed the jury to consider Piquette's request to recover medical expenses since the federal government, which paid for his care, had settled with the insurer for driver Seth H. Stevens.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | September 23, 1999
A 25-year sentence for the man who raped and beat a Shady Side woman so viciously that her face is permanently scarred was seen as good news by his relatives, who were relieved that he did not get a life sentence.About 30 relatives wept and thanked God when Anne Arundel County Circuit Judge Lawrence H. Rushworth sentenced Andre Terrill Tyler, then held hands and prayed outside the courtroom after the hearing yesterday."I know this is not the end. The Lord is not done with him," said the Rev. Brenda M. Cardwell, pastor of Pilgrimage Christian Church in Suitland, who baptized Tyler.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | October 28, 1998
An appellate judge postponed yesterday the court-ordered release of Gov. Parris N. Glendening's telephone logs and calendars, pending the outcome of the governor's appeal.This means Glendening has fended off the Washington Post, which has been trying to get the telephone and scheduling records for the governor and two aides, at least until after Tuesday's election. The Post has been seeking records covering six months of 1996 for nearly two years, first negotiating with the governor, then filing a lawsuit in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court.
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By Greg Garland and Greg Garland,SUN STAFF | October 27, 1998
Gov. Parris N. Glendening asked an appeals court yesterday for an emergency stay of a lower court's order that he turn over to a newspaper his telephone records and those of two top aides.Anne Arundel County Circuit Judge Lawrence H. Rushworth ordered late Friday that complete copies of the telephone records and of Glendening's calendars and scheduling information be turned over to the Washington Post within 96 hours.The records are for a six-month period in 1996.Glendening's legal counsel, Andrea Leahy-Fuchek, said the ruling means the records would have to be released by 4: 30 p.m. today unless the Maryland Court of Special Appeals grants the request for an emergency stay.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | July 9, 1998
Gov. Parris N. Glendening is entitled to "some privacy" and confidentiality in conducting state business and may shield certain telephone, calendar and scheduling records from public scrutiny, an Anne Arundel County Circuit Court judge has ruled.But, Judge Lawrence H. Rushworth wrote in an opinion filed yesterday, the governor does not have a blanket executive privilege.He ordered the governor's office to turn over records it believes are privileged, with justification, for him to review in private.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | July 9, 1998
Gov. Parris N. Glendening is entitled to "some privacy" and confidentiality in conducting state business and may shield certain telephone, calendar and scheduling records from public scrutiny, an Anne Arundel County Circuit Court judge has ruled.But, Judge Lawrence H. Rushworth wrote in an opinion filed yesterday, the governor does not have a blanket executive privilege.He ordered the governor's office to turn over records it believes are privileged, with justification, for him to review in private.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | April 29, 1997
A circuit judge has granted the state's attorney permission to keep a shotgun, which was confiscated after a boy was killed with it in 1995, while the prosecutor files an appeal aimed at preventing its return to its owner.Anne Arundel State's Attorney Frank R. Weathersbee said returning the weapon to Ronald Ruppert, 48, of Severn would violate federal law. Ruppert was convicted of child abuse in 1990, and federal law prohibits convicted felons from possessing firearms.Police confiscated the gun in 1995 after Nicholas Pastore, a sixth-grader at Old Mill Middle School, was shot and killed with it while playing at Ruppert's home.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | July 9, 1998
Gov. Parris N. Glendening is entitled to "some privacy" and confidentiality in conducting state business and may shield certain telephone, calendar and scheduling records from public scrutiny, an Anne Arundel County Circuit Court judge has ruled.But, Judge Lawrence H. Rushworth wrote in an opinion filed yesterday, the governor does not have a blanket executive privilege.He ordered the governor's office to turn over records it believes are privileged, with justification, for him to review in private.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | July 9, 1998
Gov. Parris N. Glendening is entitled to "some privacy" and confidentiality in conducting state business and may shield certain telephone, calendar and scheduling records from public scrutiny, an Anne Arundel County Circuit Court judge has ruled.But, Judge Lawrence H. Rushworth wrote in an opinion filed yesterday, the governor does not have a blanket executive privilege.He ordered the governor's office to turn over records it believes are privileged, with justification, for him to review in private.
NEWS
March 16, 1998
LAWRENCE H. RUSHWORTH, circuit judge in Anne Arundel County, apparently recognizes he erred in 1996 when he imposed rigid child-visitation restrictions against a father who is homosexual.The state Commission on Judicial Disabilities issued a confidential warning to the judge, which he could have kept private. However, he felt obligated to publicly acknowledge the warning.Judge Rushworth's problems stemmed from a divorce case in which he prohibited a 9-year-old boy from visiting his father as long as the father's boyfriend or "anyone having homosexual tendencies or such persuasions" was in the father's home.
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