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Author Archives: Editorial Advisory Board

Editorial Advisory Board: News organizations need to get involved in rule discussion

On Jan. 6, 2023, the Supreme Court of Maryland unanimously referred a proposed rule on the distribution and broadcast of official criminal trial audio recordings back to the Maryland Judiciary Rules Committee for further consideration. We applaud that decision, which ...

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Editorial Advisory Board: Allow citation of unreported opinions

On Dec. 14, 2022, the names of Maryland’s appellate courts changed pursuant to a constitutional amendment approved by Maryland’s voters in the 2022 General Election. However, one vestige of the past that should be changed remains with respect to Maryland’s ...

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Editorial Advisory Board: Mayor Scott did the right thing

We’d like to put our faith in a government that is doing what’s best for us, or in our best interest; public administrators — politicians — are ethically bound to protect the public interest. We like to think that our ...

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Editorial Advisory Board: It’s time to advance leaf-blower bill

Maryland House Bill 934, phasing out the sale and use of gas-powered leaf blowers in Maryland, was pulled by its sponsors in the last legislative session. There was opposition to the bill from neighborhood associations and trade associations, who agreed ...

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Editorial Advisory Board: The NextGen bar exam

It’s coming. Beginning next fall, every student entering Maryland law schools is likely to take a Next Generation Bar Examination following graduation. In fact, there are some students already in law school whose future licensure may be determined by their ...

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