The Daily Record welcomes letters to the editor and opinion columns on public policy issues that affect Maryland businesses and the legal community. Letters to the editor should be 300 words or less. Columns can be up to 800 words. All are subject to editing for length or clarity. Submissions must include the writer’s name, address and a daytime phone number for confirmation. They can be sent to Editor Thomas Baden Jr. at tbaden@thedailyrecord.com.

Baltimore and control of its police


At a time when cities everywhere are reckoning with how they can fix broken policing systems, Maryland state law has Baltimore paralyzed, unable to pursue substantive changes to policing. Under an old state law, the Baltimore Police Department is considered ...

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How bankruptcy restructures debt


“Restructure debt” describes what bankruptcy can do and is one of the primary benefits of Chapter 13 and Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The Bankruptcy Code contains several provisions that form the framework to allow for debt restructuring.  11 U.S.C. § 507 prioritizes ...

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Strengthening Md.’s expert evidence rule


Maryland’s highest court recently adopted a major change in law to prevent unreliable expert evidence — often called “junk science” — from entering the state’s courtrooms. The court deserves praise for jettisoning an antiquated standard governing the admission of expert scientific ...

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