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The future of campus police

Since the May 2020 murder of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer, much of the attention on police reform has been directed at municipal police departments. But there has also been a noticeable uptick in protests ...

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Randi Lewis and Simon de Meo: The war for top legal talent

There has been an unprecedented increase in lawyer hiring at all levels in law firms and in businesses nationally during the first half of 2021 as we accept the COVID-19 “new normal.” Lawyers across the country, from BigLaw to moderately ...

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What is Section 230, and why is everyone so worked up about it?

Almost any article you read about Section 230 reminds you that it contains the most important 26 words in tech and that it is the law that made the modern internet. This is all true, but Section 230 is also ...

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Updated IRS guidance regarding paid leave for vaccination-related reasons

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) provided that employers could again voluntarily extend Emergency Paid Sick Leave (EPSL) and Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (EFMLEA) provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) to employees ...

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A healthy rental housing market

Over the past several months, there has been much public discussion regarding COVID-19’s impact on Maryland’s housing industry. We write to explore the current landscape and review the data. The federal government has provided Maryland with more than $700 million ...

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The G-7 nations want to end tax havens. Good luck with that

Close your eyes and imagine a tax haven. Does a Caribbean island come to mind? Sand, surf and thousands of post office boxes housing shell corporations? Some tax havens, like the Cayman Islands or Bermuda, fit that description. Many others ...

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Here’s why your law firm needs to be in the cloud

If you’re familiar with my column you know that I have been urging lawyers to learn about — and use —technology for over a decade now. I always stress how important it is for lawyers to educate themselves about the technologies available for ...

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The legal status of pets and recent changes in Md. law

The legal status of pets, and associated property rights for pet owners, is a changing landscape under Maryland law. Property rights related to pets has always been a complex issue, as domestic animals are considered a unique form of property ...

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