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Editorial Advisory Board: As normalcy returns, heed lessons of pandemic (access required)

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The courts are attempting to return to post-pandemic normalcy. On May 24, 2021, Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera issued an administrative order expanding statewide judiciary operations, and on May 27, 2021, Baltimore City Circuit Court Administrative Judge Audrey J. S. ...

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Editorial Advisory Board: Making gun control work (access required)

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Many people concerned about gun violence want more restrictions on firearms possession. Recent shootings have some pushing to restrict the ownership of AR-type rifles; some want to require that the transfer of any gun occur only through a federal firearms ...

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Editorial Advisory Board: The governor and the parole process (access required)

In 1995, then-Gov. Parris Glendenning declared that “life means life” and vowed that he would not grant parole to anyone who had been sentenced to life in prison. Glendenning had this power because Maryland is one of only three states ...

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Editorial Advisory Board: Suspending driver’s licenses for overdue child support (access required)

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In Maryland — as with the majority of states — residents with child support orders who are in arrears with mandated child support risk a suspension of their driver’s license.  Codified in Family Law Article Sec. 10-119 with interlocking Transportation Sections 16-203 and 16-208, a child support ...

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