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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

Letter to the editor: Remembering George Beall

The death of George Beall on Sunday brings back many memories of a turbulent period in Maryland federal law enforcement and of a prosecutor who was dedicated to the law and to seeing justice was done no matter whose interests ...

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On the matter of a transportation projects scoring law

I find rather curious the ongoing political theater roiling the state over Maryland’s newly enacted transportation projects scoring law. You see, several years ago, I chaired the Maryland Blue Ribbon Commission on Transportation Funding. Ordered by the General Assembly and ...

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Letter: Nilson not the only one unaware of Allen’s past

Last week, outgoing Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake terminated the employment of one of the most dedicated and diligent public servants, City Solicitor George Nilson. Nilson, who previously served as Maryland’s deputy attorney general and for years was a partner in ...

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Del. Dan Morhaim: No conflict in medical marijuana roles

The Daily Record’s Editorial Advisory Board’s Aug. 3 editorial (“A prescription for Dr. Morhaim’s ethical problem”) misstates many of the facts concerning my involvement with the medical cannabis issue. Had the Editorial Advisory Board contacted me, I would have shared ...

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Letter: ‘Side deals’ shouldn’t distract from Port Covington TIF review

Sagamore Development Co. has requested $535 million in public financing for the redevelopment of Port Covington. Daily Record reporter Daniel Leaderman reported July 14 that Sagamore had reached a “community benefit agreement” with six neighborhoods in the vicinity of Port ...

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Letter: Rice verdict a results-oriented decision

I am a lawyer here in Baltimore who used to help represent Baltimore city police officers sued in excessive force civil cases. I was present in the courtroom as Baltimore City Circuit Judge Barry Williams read his verdict regarding Lt. ...

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Letter: In Freddie Gray cases, the farce continues

The Daily Record, in its editorial “A rush to judgment” (May 26), fell for the okey-doke. Billy Murphy, an attorney for Freddie Gray’s family, lauded Baltimore City Circuit Judge Barry Williams for his “brave” acquittal of police officer Edward Nero ...

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Letter: Making access to justice a reality for all

One year after the civil unrest that shook Baltimore, poverty and lack of opportunity continue to plague underserved communities in the city and throughout Maryland. Public discourse concerning the anger and frustration that were apparent during the unrest has largely ...

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Letter: Support computer science education

As a long-time member of the Maryland technology sector, I applaud the news that a group of national business and education leaders, as well as 27 governors recently urged Congress to provide federal funding for computer science education. Information technology ...

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