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Police officers’ bill of rights is not the culprit


The Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights (LEOBR) is once again in the news as the bogeyman, the fall guy for all complaints about police accountability. It’s the target of choice because the real culprit — government union contracts that thwart ...

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Some remote workers may be in for tax surprise


If the pandemic caused you to relocate across state lines, even temporarily, the next surprise could be having to file an extra tax return and potentially pay more taxes. The issue gained national attention in May, when Gov. Andrew Cuomo ...

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Kim and Adedeji-Fajobi: Who really pays to charge electric vehicles?


There has been a significant increase in electric vehicle ownership among homeowners and renters. In fact, between 2010 and 2019 cumulative sales of electric cars in the U.S. totaled nearly 1.4 million units. A 2018 Edison Electric Institute Report projected ...

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The bar exam is not the problem


To be admitted to practice law in the state of Maryland, a graduate of an accredited law school must pass the bar examination. The examination is a grueling experience under normal conditions; the COVID-19 pandemic has made an already difficult ...

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Don’t take our justice system for granted


Most of the women I know — black and white, northerner and southerner, Democrat and Republican — embraced the “Challenge Accepted” social media campaign. Many participants saw this as a simple statement of women-supporting-women (and an opportunity to post a flattering ...

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Feel you’ve lost financial control? Try these money moves


Behavioral economist Dan Ariely and his colleagues at Duke University’s Center for Advanced Hindsight have a pact. Every week, the group of 50 people picks one small business in Durham, North Carolina, and each person spends $100 there. A one-time ...

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The mattress thing is really dumb


If you’re a homeowner who saw the next recession coming and went to an adjustable-rate mortgage as a hedge for interest rate risk — OK, no one could have guessed it’d start with a pandemic, but we were overdue — ...

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Obama’s use of executive power outdid Trump’s


President Barack Obama’s creative use of executive power set a precedent that President Donald Trump is now exploiting. But what kind of precedent will Trump’s actions set? The good news for those of us who think that both presidents overstepped ...

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Noah Feldman: Meet Biden’s likely Supreme Court picks

Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks in Philadelphia, Tuesday, June 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Joe Biden has fulfilled his promise to choose a woman as his running mate. Let’s turn our attention to another promise he made: to name a Black woman to the Supreme Court. A number of women with different kinds of ...

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