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Editorial Advisory Board: It’s time to drop COA’s judicial districts

Gov. Larry Hogan has the opportunity next year to place two more judges on Maryland’s Court of Appeals.  Judge Robert N. McDonald will reach the mandatory retirement age of 70 on Feb. 23, and Chief Judge Joseph M. Getty will ...

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Editorial Advisory Board: Time to reform rules for noncompete agreements

Earlier this year, District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser signed a sweeping law that would ban almost all future noncompete agreements in the district starting next year. The new statute is one of the most radical and far-reaching laws of ...

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Editorial Advisory Board: CDC eviction moratorium is unconstitutional

On Aug. 3 the Biden administration, through Dr. Rochelle Wallensky, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, issued a new eviction moratorium that, like the previous one and its three extensions, is unconstitutional. Even the president agrees. ...

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Editorial Advisory Board: A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity

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We have written many editorials over the years regarding the state of Baltimore’s courthouses.  Individual members of the advisory board have discussed the need for a new courthouse and complete rebuilding of the current courthouses with successive governors, mayors, members ...

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Editorial Advisory Board: Time for ‘broadcast ban’ to go

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Transparency in government. Politicians and officials regularly say they are favor of it, but there remain some surprising limits on such transparency. Take, for example, Maryland’s “broadcast ban” statute. The “ban” prohibits – subject to criminal penalty — recording or ...

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