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Letters to the Editor

The Daily Record welcomes letters to the editor and opinion columns on public policy issues that affect Maryland businesses and the legal community. Letters to the editor should be 300 words or less. Columns can be up to 800 words. All are subject to editing for length or clarity. Submissions must include the writer’s name, address and a daytime phone number for confirmation. They can be sent to Editor Thomas Baden Jr. at

What happened to the presumption of innocence before trial?

The Jan. 28 opinion by The Daily Record’s Editorial Advisory Board (“Judge abused his discretion on bail”) does a disservice to this fine paper. Not only is it premised on factual errors, it also misunderstands two basic, related principles: the ...

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A fuller picture of the Small Business Investment Company program

Vast segments of the financial markets have become largely inaccessible to minority-owned small businesses in Baltimore. However, The Daily Record’s coverage of the program hosted by Mayor Pugh missed several key points. Throughout the day, there were a number of ...

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Letter to the editor: Lawyers, give one hour to make a difference

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Maryland Legal Aid’s Equal Justice Council, one of very few associations in the country whose members unite for the sole purpose of supporting the work of a legal aid organization. The EJC was ...

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Letter to the editor: Impartial justice

Violent crime in Baltimore is understandably a source of concern to all residents of the city and others. The Maryland Judiciary, especially judges who work and live in the City, share in this concern. Recent public discussion makes it important ...

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Letter to the editor: The rest of the story on bail reform

In large letters, a June 12 headline in The Daily Record asked, “Is this bail reform?” The article quoted several defense lawyers – favorable to bail bondsmen – and compiled some statistics to that the number of defendants denied bail ...

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