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Jun 30, 2016

Editorial Advisory Board: StingRays and the Fourth Amendment, revisited

  We wrote an editorial earlier this year on “StingRays and the Fourth Amendment.” In it, we pointed out that the Court of Special Appeals would be deciding the case of State v. Andrews and that the General Assembly would be considering bills to amend Criminal Procedure Sec. 1-203.1 dealing with cell-site simulator technology. In […]

Sep 15, 2015

Editorial Advisory Board: A salute to Judge Harrell

The retirement of Associate Judge Glenn T. Harrell Jr. from the Court of Appeals of Maryland this past June is a loss to that court, the Bar and to the state. (Fortunately, Judge Harrell has agreed to sit until his replacement has been named.) Practitioners will miss him because he was courteous, albeit incisive, in […]

Aug 5, 2015

Editorial Advisory Board: Neither trophies nor trinkets

The world has condemned the recent killing of a lion named Cecil that lived in Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe, and American dentist and trophy hunter Dr. Walter Palmer faces extradition charges for illegal poaching. The Wildlife Conservation Research Unit of Oxford University had been following Cecil for several years as part of a study […]

Feb 12, 2015

Editorial Advisory Board: The dog is not a lawn chair

Veteran attorney Steve Wise has crisscrossed the State of New York, filing petitions for writs of habeas corpus on behalf of several clients. The petitioners have not committed any crimes and are being held against their will.

Feb 5, 2015

Editorial Advisory Board: Md. should embrace prosecutorial reform in police-involved shootings

The police-involved deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner have fueled public concern over the conflict of interest that arises when a local prosecutor’s office is called on to present evidence for indictment against police officers the office works with on a regular basis.

Sep 7, 2014

Editorial Advisory Board: Frost – An unwarranted chilling of lawyers’ First Amendment rights

The Court of Appeals of Maryland disbarred James Albert Frost in February. There were good reasons for the court’s action. However, the court’s opinion unwarrantedly chills lawyers’ First Amendment Rights.

Aug 10, 2014

Editorial Advisory Board | 2015: A great year to apply to law school

As we have noted in the past, applications to the nation’s law schools are on the wane. Data from the American Bar Association’s Section of Legal Education confirm the trend.

Jul 21, 2014

Editorial Advisory Board: Civilian Police Review Board of Baltimore: To be or not to be?

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake wants the Civilian Police Review Board to be “more impactful.” That decision is based on the presumption that the Civilian Police Review Board should continue “to be.”

Jun 12, 2014

Editorial Advisory Board: Listservs: Post – and respond – at your own risk

The Maryland State Bar Association provides a valuable service to its members in establishing listservs that its members may access and participate in. On the listservs, members can exchange information, seek referrals and make information available about services.

Jun 11, 2014

Editorial Advisory Board – Pro bono: Organizing to address unmet needs

The Maryland Judiciary’s annual pro bono report demonstrates a very high level of pro bono activity by Maryland lawyers. Among full-time lawyers actively practicing in Maryland in 2013, more than 60 percent rendered some type of pro bono service.

Jun 10, 2014

Editorial Advisory Board: Changing of the guard at UM Carey Law

Phoebe Haddon is leaving the Deanship at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law after five successful years. The success of those years can be measured in part by the new name of the school—the Francis King Carey name has been added as a result of a $30 million bequest, at the time the largest gift ever received by an American law school.

Apr 16, 2014

Editorial Advisory Board: The importance of conviction integrity

After the election of Gregg Bernstein as State’s Attorney for Baltimore City in 2010, the Greater Baltimore Committee formed an Ad Hoc Committee to study and report on “Best Practices” employed by prosecutors.

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