Recent Articles from Stuart Hindman
An attack on a football official cannot go unpunished
It’s the first week of September, so naturally, there is a lot of news from the world of sports that I could discuss. From the opening weeks of college and professional football to the final month of the baseball season to the U.S. Open, I could discuss myriad happenings in sports. However, I will focus […]
End the mandatory retirement age for judges
The Daily Record reported Tuesday on the five applicants for the vacant Court of Appeals seat that is the result of the “retirement” of Judge Glenn T. Harrell Jr. I used quotation marks because Harrell’s departure from the high court is most likely not voluntary, though I cannot purport to know the thoughts of the […]
Let’s eliminate the phrase ‘unelected judges’ from our discourse
(Note: I’m about to go on a rant. The views expressed in this post, as with all of my posts, are mine alone and do NOT represent the views of the federal government or my department. Here we go…) Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued two landmark decisions: King v. Burwell, upholding federal subsides […]
When spelling matters the most, can you ‘Bee’ A-C-C-U-R-A-T-E?
Recently, our great state once again played host to time-honored sporting event steeped with history and tradition. No, I’m not referring to the 140th running of the Preakness but the 88th annual Scripps National Spelling Bee. I love the Spelling Bee. The student participants study for years to be able to master some of the […]
Is it time to rethink the licensing of lawyers?
The policy reasons for adopting a nationalized and standardized Bar exam are sound. Maybe it’s time to remove the territorial barriers that often prevent attorneys from relocating or accepting new jobs. Furthermore, I think it’s time for Maryland to reexamine its policy of reciprocal admission.
Could you be a juror and not a lawyer?
Unlike a certain chief justice, I've never been called for jury duty. But I would welcome to opportunity to serve as a juror for what would probably be a fascinating and eye-opening experience.
Watch out — that next Facebook message might just be a summons
Most people have Facebook readily accessible on their smartphones, tablets, computers, watches, or any other type of technology that might be invented. Why shouldn’t lawyers be able to take full use of the many means of communication that are available? Would you ever use Facebook or another social media site to serve an uncooperative defendant?
Law school rankings: Important or wildly misused?
While I have my doubts about U.S. News & World Report's annual list, it is hard to discount it fully.
The non-traditional form of pro bono
Take it from this mock trial judge: pro bono work is not just providing free legal representation to the indigent.
Alabama’s probate judges are in an unnecessary ‘sticky wicket’
Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you are forced to balance doing what you think is right versus what you were asked to do?
When the pillars of justice fall, everyone loses
When judges are found to have engaged in misconduct, the entire judicial system can be shaken.
Finding motivation in unlikely places
In order to reach any goal you set for yourself, finding the right motivation makes the process that much easier.