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Editorial Advisory Board

Editorial Advisory Board: Forced arbitration and sexual misconduct claims

Many employers require their employees to agree in advance to arbitrate all workplace disputes as a condition of employment or continued employment. As a result of this practice, serious workplace compliance violations may remain hidden from the public because they ...

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Editorial Advisory Board: We need transparency in choosing a public defender

Not all states have public defender systems. And not all of those who do, have a statewide public defender system.  The Maryland Office of the Public Defender is an independent state agency with 12 district offices representing the various counties and ...

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Editorial Advisory Board: Maryland should pass the COAC Act

After years of consideration Maryland should join 38 other states that have laws requiring animal owners, not taxpayers, to pay the cost of care for lawfully seized neglected and abused animals. The Maryland Cost of Animal Care Act “COAC” (HB1062/SB877) ...

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Editorial Advisory Board: Probation not deportation

We urge the Maryland General Assembly to pass House Bill 559/Senate Bill 265, otherwise known as the Probation Not Deportation bill. The passage of this bill is critical to ensure equal protection under the law for all Marylanders. HB 559/SB ...

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Editorial Advisory Board: Mosby should take a leave of absence

It is beyond question that anyone charged with a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Thus, to suggest that one charged with a crime but not yet tried and convicted should take a leave of ...

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Editorial Advisory Board: Questions for the next chief judge

We think that the selection of the next chief judge of the Court of Appeals of Maryland is very important. Here are 20 questions for the governor to consider asking each candidate as he makes his selection, and ones we ...

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Editorial Advisory Board: COVID-19 and workers’ compensation

During nearly two full years of the pandemic of COVID-19 and its variants, Maryland first responders and health care employees have had our backs. If and when such employees fall ill from providing such protection and service, Maryland law should ...

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Editorial Advisory Board: A tribute to Stephen H. Sachs

“He’s literate, he’s erudite and engaging …. He’s got a rich sense of humor and a richly furnished mind, too. When he orders a hamburger, he’s apt to quote Socrates.” So wrote the late Baltimore writer Gilbert Sandler years ago ...

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