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Editorial Advisory Board

Editorial Advisory Board: Business community needs better access to justice (access required)

Maryland has taken great strides to improve access to courts to many classes of litigants perceived to be denied justice. Strides have included speedy trials for criminal defendants, expedited resolution of guardianships and child welfare cases, and a District Court ...

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Editorial Advisory Board: Baltimore’s water bill crisis (access required)

Baltimore city’s water bill crisis has several sources, among the chief ones a 2002 consent decree with the Environmental Protection Agency. The consent decree mandated that Baltimore address its aging water infrastructure and make improvements. Regulations implemented by the federal ...

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Editorial Advisory Board: ‘Security theater’ and the handgun permit review panel (access required)

Gov. Larry Hogan, just before the Memorial Day holiday, vetoed a 2019 bill abolishing the Maryland Handgun Permit Review Board. The board, comprised of civilians, was established in 1990 to review decisions of the Maryland State Police (MSP) relating to the ...

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Editorial Advisory Board: A question for Baltimore’s inspector general (access required)

Baltimore’s Office of the Inspector General was created nearly 15 years ago, in July 2005. The instrument of creation: an executive order signed by then-Mayor Martin O’Malley. Reviewing the history of the office, the OIG’s most recent annual report noted ...

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