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Author Archives: Editorial Advisory Board

Editorial Advisory Board: Guns and the dangerously troubled

From the misery that follows school shootings, the latest one in Florida, rise clamors that something should have been done to stop the killing before it began. Often there are warning signs that the trigger-puller was on the verge of ...

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Editorial Advisory Board: Maryland should not be the Fleeced State

Perhaps Richard P. Feynman, Nobel Prize-winning physicist and celebrated author and wit, said it best: “The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.” The “yourselves” for our purposes are the ...

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Waiving estate fees for low-income homeowners

Maryland’s probate procedure is likely uncharted territory for most of us. For low-income people with little knowledge of the legal requirements for transfer of inherited real property, the process of opening estates and completing administration, including recordation of deeds, can ...

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Editorial Advisory Board: The right to counsel in housing cases

Baltimore struggles with appalling levels of crime and poverty, huge problems requiring multi-pronged solutions, through both civil and criminal law. Because wrongful eviction can cascade into other social ills – homelessness, depression, kids’ displacement from schools – we should provide ...

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Editorial Advisory Board: On marijuana, Sessions ‘calls the question’

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded recently a 2014 memorandum regarding allocation of the Department of Justice’s resources in the prosecution of federal crimes, reverting to the well-established principles that govern all federal prosecutions set forth originally by one of ...

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EAB: Promote diversity, competition in cannabis program

In 2018, Maryland legislators will attempt to complete unfinished business from 2017 to promote “a successful but consumer-friendly medical cannabis industry in the State to provide patients with affordable access to medical cannabis” and promote participation by “small, minority, and ...

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Editorial Advisory Board: End judgement debtor body attachments

Although body attachments are identified with the Dickensian concept of debtors’ prisons, the process to obtain them is still legal. In Maryland, creditors can use the body attachment process to compel payments from a judgment debtor using this civil arrest ...

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Editorial Advisory Board: Judicial appointments, off the menu

A judicial vacancy was created earlier this year when Washington County Circuit Judge Kenneth Long Jr. reached the mandatory retirement age. Gov. Larry Hogan recently appointed Del. Brett Wilson, R-Washington, to the bench. The vacancy was advertised, and applicants wishing ...

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