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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.

Editorial Advisory Board: The limits of executive authority

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President Donald Trump recently proclaimed that he intended to order states to reopen their economies and lift stay-at-home and shelter-in-place orders issued by governors to protect the health and safety of citizens amid the coronavirus pandemic. “When somebody is the ...

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Editorial Advisory Board: Front-line workers and child custody issues

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Amid the coronavirus pandemic, a growing number of child custody issues are arising among parents who share custody of their minor children. The most looming is whether parents who are considered front-line workers pose a health risk to their children. ...

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Post-pandemic marketing: A new abnormal?

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Many of us have a new and unanticipated vocabulary. Zoom. Skype. Google Hangout. Video calls with doctors and colleagues illustrate the adoption of such technology. We are witness to and participants in rapid consumer behavioral change. We also have been ...

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How may ‘non-essential’ Md. businesses operate?

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Beginning on March 12, 2020, when Gov. Larry Hogan ordered that public schools close and the term social distancing gained widespread popularity due to the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, employers have found themselves navigating a new world that is changing by ...

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Editorial Advisory Board: The Hon. James F. Schneider, 1947-2020

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Judge James F. Schneider’s professional life was one of public service. He was an assistant state’s attorney for Baltimore City, general equity master for the Supreme Bench of Baltimore City and, for over 35 years, a United States bankruptcy judge. ...

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Court: ‘We draw the line at gibberish’

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Most of my clients are happy to pay my fee for handling an appeal.  After all, I work for a next-gen law firm that offers individual and corporate clients affordable flat rates for appellate representation of Big Law caliber. But ...

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