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Author Archives: Editorial Advisory Board

Editorial Advisory Board: CDC eviction moratorium is unconstitutional (access required)

On Aug. 3 the Biden administration, through Dr. Rochelle Wallensky, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, issued a new eviction moratorium that, like the previous one and its three extensions, is unconstitutional. Even the president agrees. ...

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Editorial Advisory Board: Accountability in the City of Baltimore (access required)

Merriam-Webster defines “accountability” as  “the quality or state of being accountable especially: an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one’s actions.” We fans of good government — a regime marked by integrity, transparency, and efficiency — ...

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Editorial Advisory Board: A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity (access required)

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We have written many editorials over the years regarding the state of Baltimore’s courthouses.  Individual members of the advisory board have discussed the need for a new courthouse and complete rebuilding of the current courthouses with successive governors, mayors, members ...

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Editorial Advisory Board: Time for ‘broadcast ban’ to go (access required)

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Transparency in government. Politicians and officials regularly say they are favor of it, but there remain some surprising limits on such transparency. Take, for example, Maryland’s “broadcast ban” statute. The “ban” prohibits – subject to criminal penalty — recording or ...

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