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Tag Archives: Legal Commentary

Jack L.B. Gohn: A slap in the face? Really?

One standard knock on amnesty for illegal immigrants is that it would show disrespect to those who followed the rules when they entered and undermine the rule of law. I quote amnesty foe U.S. Rep. James Sensenbrenner: “This would be a slap in the face to all those who have followed the law and have come to America legally.”

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Joe Surkiewicz: MLSC to recognize stalwarts of services to the poor

This year, the Maryland Legal Services Corp. has tapped some stalwarts of the legal services profession for its annual awards — and will also honor the Maryland Office of the Attorney General for its leadership in access to justice.

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Jack L.B. Gohn: Lessons from the Mother Road about government

The Mother Road, John Steinbeck called it: U.S. Route 66, which once linked Lakeshore Drive in Chicago with the Santa Monica Pier, spanning eight states and three time zones in the process. They decommissioned it in 1977, but, like a glorious zombie, it lives a postmortem life, preserved with maps, books, road signage, and of course the song about getting your kicks on Route 66 popularized by Nat King Cole, still covered to this day.

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