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Editorial Advisory Board

Editorial Advisory Board: Charging in-state rate for immigrants’ children makes economic sense

We urge members of the General Assembly to vote in favor of providing in-state college tuition rates for qualified children of documented and undocumented immigrants. Note that media attention surrounding this issue has not touched on the fact that legal, ...

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Editorial Advisory Board: Ain’t I a taxpayer, too?

A woman’s right to choose is again center stage, and hearings on anti-abortion bills were the opening acts of Washington’s 2011 congressional theater, where a new conservative majority has given the issue top billing. Relying on an expansive reading of ...

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Editorial Advisory Board: Parity now for girls in the juvenile justice system

Last year the General Assembly considered, but did not pass, a bill directing the Department of Juvenile Services to provide the girls it serves with a “range and quality of services substantially equivalent to those offered to males.” We supported ...

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Editorial Advisory Board: Keep government payments public (access required)

From the White House to the Baltimore City Mayor’s Office comes a common mantra — a new era of accountability and transparency in government has dawned. In a January 21, 2009 Memo to the Executive Branch, President Obama directed federal ...

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Editorial Advisory Board: Making criminals out of volunteers (access required)

Suppose a Maryland politician were to advocate passing a new law that would make it a criminal offense for attorneys to volunteer more than a couple of hours of their legal services on behalf of their favorite candidates in this ...

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Editorial Advisory Board: A grace period for juveniles (access required)

The Supreme Court recently heard argument in the cases of two Florida inmates who are serving life sentences without parole for crimes committed when they were teenagers. Harris Sullivan was convicted of two counts of sexual battery committed when he ...

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