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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

Md. small businesses can rise to the challenge

Small business owners in Maryland and across the country are reporting inflation and supply chain disruptions are impacting their businesses in big ways. Small businesses play an important role in our national economy, with small businesses making up more than 99% of all of Maryland businesses, ...

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Elder abuse comes in many forms

Before the pandemic, around 1 in 10 older adults in the U.S. experienced elder mistreatment. In 2020, this number doubled to 1 in 5 – a nearly 84% increase. Mistreatment comes in many forms, including various types of abuse, neglect, ...

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Privacy isn’t in the Constitution – but it’s everywhere in constitutional law

Almost all American adults – including parents, medical patients and people who are sexually active – regularly exercise their right to privacy, even if they don’t know it. Privacy is not specifically mentioned in the U.S. Constitution. But for half ...

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Rosen & Kessler: New health care laws in Maryland

The Maryland General Assembly’s 2022 legislative session resulted in the enactment of many new health care laws that will impact health care facilities, providers and insurers in the State. Here are some of the highlights from the 2022 session. Value-based ...

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