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Editorial Advisory Board: Business community needs better access to justice

Maryland has taken great strides to improve access to courts to many classes of litigants perceived to be denied justice. Strides have included speedy trials for criminal defendants, expedited resolution of guardianships and child welfare cases, and a District Court ...

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Editorial Advisory Board: Celebrating Pride Month

Every June, LGBTQ individuals and allies recognize Pride Month as a way to celebrate their unity and to recognize the progress the gay community has made in terms of legal protections and overall acceptance. This year is particularly poignant, as ...

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Editorial Advisory Board: Baltimore’s water bill crisis

Baltimore city’s water bill crisis has several sources, among the chief ones a 2002 consent decree with the Environmental Protection Agency. The consent decree mandated that Baltimore address its aging water infrastructure and make improvements. Regulations implemented by the federal ...

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Editorial Advisory Board: ‘Security theater’ and the handgun permit review panel

Gov. Larry Hogan, just before the Memorial Day holiday, vetoed a 2019 bill abolishing the Maryland Handgun Permit Review Board. The board, comprised of civilians, was established in 1990 to review decisions of the Maryland State Police (MSP) relating to the ...

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Editorial Advisory Board: Politicians lie low until scandals blow over

Is anyone else concerned about, bothered by or even aware of what seems to be the latest tactic by politicians accused of what would normally be considered, were it you or me, career-ending debacles? That tactic is: lie low, let ...

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Editorial Advisory Board: E-filing claims will further help Md.’s crime victims

The other day some of us saw the end of an old “Law & Order” episode in which District Attorney Adam Schiff remarked to ADA McCoy: “Three felony convictions. Everyone’s happy – except the victim.” Victims of crimes are too ...

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