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Editorial Advisory Board

Editorial Advisory Board: Reopening our courts (access required)

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Asymptomatic “super-spreaders” and inadequate testing to detect them. Airborne viral microbes and antiquated ventilation systems. Jury rooms and trial tables too small to permit social distancing. Conferences up at the bench with lawyers and court personnel huddled together. Crowded public ...

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Editorial Advisory Board: The president, Congress and ‘terror organizations’ (access required)

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In response to the nationwide protests over the death of an unarmed African-American man, George Floyd, who died in police custody (in Minneapolis by white officers), President Donald Trump about a month ago had declared that the “United States will ...

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Editorial Advisory Board: Administering justice (access required)

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Recently, Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera released a “Statement on Equal Justice Under Law” urging “members of the system of justice” to  “assure that our courts do not suffer bias, conscious or unconscious,” and examine “the reasons for disproportionate impact ...

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Editorial Advisory Board: Protecting the child, obeying the Constitution (access required)

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Family court judges in Maryland follow the frequent practice of sua sponte adding a nondisparagement provision to divorce decrees, simply announcing that fact to the parties. While parties to a divorce can always enter into nondisparagement agreements voluntarily and have them enforced by ...

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