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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 tbaden@thedailyrecord.com.

The new president’s toughest job

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If the months since the November elections have shown us anything, it’s that the U.S. is more deeply divided than we’ve experienced in a very long time. It’s reached the point where, rather than take pleasure in the success of ...

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Veto override, more steps needed to improve education

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Remediating learning loss. Supporting struggling learners. Making sure that we have safe and healthy school buildings. Delivering the social-emotional, career and technology and wraparound support services that students need. As we transition to recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, veto overrides ...

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Carter and Love: Legal rights and clean water

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Whether it’s noticing something wrong with drinking water coming from the tap at home, seeing an algae bloom during a swim in the Chesapeake, or realizing you’re getting fewer bites during an afternoon fishing on the Potomac, citizens are often ...

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Coulson and Trueman: Subject matter expertise in mediation

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How much of an expert should a mediator be on the substantive law or practice specialty at issue in litigation? Certainly a mediator should have some awareness of legal issues particularly germane to the outcome, such as the availability of ...

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Start 2021 off strong with these money moves

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After the train wreck that was 2020, you may well question whether it’s worth trying to plan anything. But knocking off a few financial tasks early in the year can better prepare you for whatever 2021 has in store. File ...

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Thurgood Marshall, a great trial lawyer

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Outstanding advocates of the past, with determination and courage, paved the way for lawyers today. They enhanced the enthusiasm, and skill of their contemporaries, and they can do the same for us. Thurgood Marshall (1908-1993) was born in Baltimore and ...

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