Recent Articles from N. Tucker Meneely
In 2005, then-Senator Barack Obama gave a speech about his decision to vote against confirming Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts. Obama reasoned that, “while adherence to legal precedent and rules of statutory or constitutional construction will dispose of 95% of the cases that come before a court, so that both a Scalia and a […]
A recent Court of Special Appeals decision was really important, and not just because it makes Chipotle within walking distance of my office closer to reality.
It’s good to be back to Generation J.D. after taking some time off from blogging. This month started off with a bang for me, as I was preparing for a three-day jury trial in Anne Arundel County. Although I am a litigator by trade, I find that, in my practice, many of my cases often […]
Have you ever heard about something—could be a word, name, phrase, place or thing—for the first time, and then suddenly it starts popping up everywhere? There is actually a term for that. It’s called the Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon. You’ll probably hear about it again soon. I had my own Baader-Meinhof experience recently, which brings me to the […]
Since the advent of social media, there has been a meteoric rise in a relic from our past — public shaming. The ease with which a once-private individual can have his or her personal information splashed across computer screens throughout the world is frightening. If you are on social media — and I’ll assume that, […]
Greetings from Ocean City! I am reporting live from the Clarion hotel, which is the host of the 2015 MSBA Annual Meeting. This is my first trip to the Annual Meeting and I am already having a blast, especially because I have my family here with me. As with any planned trip away from home […]
Dear 2015 Law School Graduates, Graduating from law school is a major life accomplishment, and you should all be proud. But, as you probably already know, as major life accomplishments go, it’s one of the most anti-climatic ones. The excitement of graduating from law school eventually wears off for everyone at different times, but it […]
As we grow older, the universe of things for which we as young lawyers are responsible grows and grows. We take on mortgages, car loans, have babies and eventually learn, as I did recently, that our bodies aren’t as indestructible as we once thought. With a mortgage, a leaky tub is no longer a quick […]
I'm excited to finally have easy access to unreported opinions from the Court of Special Appeals.They will be a great resource when preparing appellate briefs and other trial papers -- even if you can't cite them.