Maryland Gov. Wes Moore gives his first State of the State address, two weeks after being sworn as governor, on Feb. 1, 2023, in Annapolis. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Feb 13, 2023

Judges can’t write recommendation letters for executive branch nominees, panel says

Maryland judges may not write letters of recommendation for gubernatorial nominees who are being considered to serve as secretaries of executive branch agencies, an ethics committee said.

The Maryland Supreme Court (formerly the Court of Appeals) building in Annapolis. MF-D 9/20/04.
Jan 26, 2023

Md. high court finds no private cause of action in county ethics case

Separation of powers generally bars court challenges to a commission decision allegedly reached by the vote of a member with a personal stake, the Maryland Supreme Court ruled.

Dec 12, 2019

Baltimore Co. taps deputy state prosecutor to run new ethics office

Deputy State Prosecutor Kelly Madigan will lead Baltimore County's new independent agency tasked with investigating government fraud and waste.

Aug 2, 2018

Editorial Advisory Board: It’s time for mandatory ethics education

Forty-seven states require their lawyers to take ethics courses to maintain their licenses and we believe that Maryland should do the same.

Jun 6, 2018

BBB seeks to highlight ethical standards in new businesses

The Better Business Bureau is launching a new program called the Spark Awards, which honors young businesses that show a commitment to ethical integrity at a growth point where its hard to afford more than the bottom line.

May 17, 2018

Editorial Advisory Board: Is there no conflict among honest mayors?

The hits to the City of Baltimore just keep coming.

Dec 6, 2017

Maryland governor sells waterfront home for $1.35M

Gov. Larry Hogan has sold his waterfront home for $1.35 million.

Mar 8, 2017

Hogan: ‘Somebody dropped the ball’ vetting Md. school board nominee

Gov. Larry Hogan said that the court records of a state school board nominee who withdrew his name from consideration should have been picked up through a vetting process in his office.

Senate President Thomas V. "Mike" Miller
Jan 24, 2017

Miller says comments on Morhaim ethics review a ‘mistake’

'I thought it was common knowledge. It was my mistake.'

Jan 19, 2017

Hogan legislation focuses on redistricting, ethics and lobbying reform

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Larry Hogan Thursday announced a set of proposed measures he said would reform state government in the wake of a number of recent criminal and ethics investigations of state and local officials. The four-bill package includes legislation to overhaul state ethics and lobbying laws and to place new restrictions on lobbying for lawmakers, former lawmakers and […]

Dec 15, 2015

The ethics of listservs

I bet any practicing lawyer is familiar with peer-to-peer listservs. They’re everywhere. Each section of the Maryland State Bar Association has its own listserv. They are some of the most sought-after benefits of organizations such as the Maryland Criminal Defense Attorney’s Association and the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Apart from the often misinterpreted sarcastic remarks [&he[...]

Kevin Kamenetz
Aug 6, 2015

Baltimore County Council chair would let Kamenetz veto stand

The chairwoman of the Baltimore County Council said she is willing to let County Executive Kevin Kamenetz’s veto of a development bill stand. Democratic Councilwoman Cathy Bevins Thursday said she believes there are not enough votes on the seven-member council to override the county executive. “I’m willing to let it stand,” Bevins said in a […]

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