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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

Letters to the Editor: Readers rebut letter critical of UM law clinic

Stephen Z. Meehan’s letter (“Dean’s departure is opportunity for reform at UM law clinic,” July 24) about the resignation of the highly-regarded dean of the University of Maryland law school was irresponsible and misleading. As a lawyer, I am ashamed that it was written by another member of my profession. On its face, it appears a continuation of the shameless, divisive public relations campaign waged by Perdue and its agribusiness allies that characterized the Environmental Law Clinic’s lawsuit as part of a “war on the family farmer.”

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Letters to the Editor – 4/23/13

More surreal than the three ironies cited by Laslo Boyd in his April 14 column regarding Towson Athletics [“Three shades of irony – the politics of Towson athletics”] is his curious failure to disclose his role as chief of staff to Interim President Marcia Welsh, which occurred at the onset of Mike Waddell's tenure as athletic director.

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Letters to the Editor – 4/12/13

Peter Franchot’s defamatory comment about Towson University President Maravene Loeschke (“Franchot: State funding of Towson baseball a ‘bad idea’”, Eye on Annapolis, April 3) is reprehensible. Calling Dr. Loeschke a liar in connection with her decision to discontinue two sports programs at Towson is patently unfair and manifestly untrue.

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Letters to the Editor – 3/29/13

As Alexander Pyles recently reported (“Cardin Predicts Online Sales Tax,” March 18), there’s a complex plan pending to raise money for Maryland transportation projects which hinges upon the ability of the U.S. Congress to pass legislation known as the Marketplace Fairness Amendment that would allow states to collect sales taxes on online purchases made by their residents from websites based in other states.

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Letter to the editor: Response to 10/15/12 Editorial Advisory Board column

Editor’s note: The Oct. 15 column included a quote from testimony of the Maryland Association of Judges of the Orphans’ Courts, given in support of a constitutional amendment to require Orphans’ Court judges in Baltimore to be lawyers. The letter below opens with that quote.

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