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Author Archives: Editorial Advisory Board

Editorial Advisory Board: Questions for the next chief judge

We think that the selection of the next chief judge of the Court of Appeals of Maryland is very important. Here are 20 questions for the governor to consider asking each candidate as he makes his selection, and ones we ...

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Editorial Advisory Board: COVID-19 and workers’ compensation

During nearly two full years of the pandemic of COVID-19 and its variants, Maryland first responders and health care employees have had our backs. If and when such employees fall ill from providing such protection and service, Maryland law should ...

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Editorial Advisory Board: A tribute to Stephen H. Sachs

“He’s literate, he’s erudite and engaging …. He’s got a rich sense of humor and a richly furnished mind, too. When he orders a hamburger, he’s apt to quote Socrates.” So wrote the late Baltimore writer Gilbert Sandler years ago ...

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Editorial Advisory Board: Hogan and aides need to get off Wickr

Maryland law provides that: “All persons are entitled to have access to information about the affairs of government and the official acts of public officials and employees.” Some records or  information  are exempt due to privacy or confidentiality concerns; some ...

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Editorial Advisory Board: Paying judges fairly

The American Bar Association issued a report on judicial pay some years ago. In it, the ABA wrote, “high-level public servants understand that public service has its own intrinsic rewards and will never command the same salaries as the public ...

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Editorial Advisory Board: A misguided anti-crime bill

Violent crime is out of control in Baltimore. The homicide rate is above 300 for the seventh year running, and Gov. Larry Hogan is frustrated that no one has been able to stop the murders. A couple of weeks ago ...

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Editorial Advisory Board: An alarming sentence

More than 30  years ago, under the leadership and support of then Maryland Chief Judge Robert Murphy, the Maryland Judiciary and the Bar of Maryland collaborated on an examination of the status of women in the legal profession and, more ...

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