The Baltimore Bar Foundation, a charitable organization under the Bar Association of Baltimore City, is committed to maintaining integrity in the legal profession and to facilitating justice. It awards grants each year to organizations that help improve of the administration ...Read More »
In spite of myself, I actually think that Donald Trump’s release last week of the names of 11 potential Supreme Court nominees was a good idea. And his call for Hillary Clinton to do the same makes a lot of ...Read More »
First Cuba, now Vietnam. President Barack Obama drew the U.S. closer to Vietnam this week, traveling to Hanoi and lifting a decades-long U.S. ban on military sales to the communist regime and strategically located former foe. Human-rights advocates were not ...
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We have written many columns about home inspections and the high hurdle they present in getting a home sale to settlement. Sometimes buyers are unwilling to tolerate even the smallest flaws in a property’s condition, a home inspector might inflate ...Read More »
Among the oft-touted secondary benefits of pro bono legal work is making a practitioner feel good about himself. But that feeling can be seductive and deceptive, as all forms of self-satisfaction can. And among the first things threatened are one’s ...Read More »
Johns Hopkins University recently awarded honorary L.H.D. degrees to retired Judge Ellen Heller and Shale Stiller. The honors are richly deserved, and we congratulate the two. It is difficult to think of a couple, so happily married, who have done ...Read More »
During the 2015 legislative session, Senate President Mike Miller submitted a constitutional amendment that would have permitted judges to stay on the bench until age 75. As originally written, the bill deprived the new Republican governor, Larry Hogan, of five ...Read More »