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Editorial Advisory Board

Editorial Advisory Board: Hogan and aides need to get off Wickr

Maryland law provides that: “All persons are entitled to have access to information about the affairs of government and the official acts of public officials and employees.” Some records or  information  are exempt due to privacy or confidentiality concerns; some ...

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Editorial Advisory Board: Paying judges fairly

The American Bar Association issued a report on judicial pay some years ago. In it, the ABA wrote, “high-level public servants understand that public service has its own intrinsic rewards and will never command the same salaries as the public ...

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Editorial Advisory Board: A misguided anti-crime bill

Violent crime is out of control in Baltimore. The homicide rate is above 300 for the seventh year running, and Gov. Larry Hogan is frustrated that no one has been able to stop the murders. A couple of weeks ago ...

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Editorial Advisory Board: An alarming sentence

More than 30  years ago, under the leadership and support of then Maryland Chief Judge Robert Murphy, the Maryland Judiciary and the Bar of Maryland collaborated on an examination of the status of women in the legal profession and, more ...

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Editorial Advisory Board: Unfinished juvenile justice reform

During its last session, the Maryland General Assembly passed a landmark bill, the Juvenile Restoration Act. This law now allows juveniles who were charged as adults and have been imprisoned for at least 20 years to file a motion to ...

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Editorial Advisory Board: Overseeing Baltimore’s inspector general

The performance review of Baltimore Inspector General Isabel Mercedes Cumming has been ongoing for many months. It started in July, with a completion target of September or October. The task remains incomplete. The end of October is upon us. Given ...

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