Role of the juror: To ask or not to ask?
What do you perceive to be the role of a juror?
C. Fraser Smith: Voters hear answers to wrong questions
Another festival of democracy having come and gone, it is time — past time in the world of instant media — to think about what needs attention in our country.
Navigating unfamiliar territory
How do we familiarize ourselves sufficiently with issues presented to adequately advise and represent our client?
You never forget your first bar (exam)
Tuesday marks the start of the two-day Maryland bar exam -- and the 20th anniversary of when I took the test of minimum legal competence. ...
Audit questions reliability of Md. agricultural data
ANNAPOLIS — Maryland auditors say a database of state land acquisitions to preserve agriculture has not been tested for reliability. The audit, made public on Thursday, says the state’s database of easement acquisitions recorded a cumulative cost of acquisitions to be $588 million, as of June 30, 2011. That exceeded the corresponding total in the […]
Marta Mossburg: Questions aplenty for DHCD deal
The stink emanating from the planned move of the Department of Housing and Community Development from Anne Arundel County to Prince George’s County rivals rot exposed from corruption trials this year of politicians from the agency’s future home. Financial concerns are one component of the stench. Abandoning the agency’s current headquarters — owned by taxpayers […]
Exploring the unknown
In a time of economic uncertainty, more and more attorneys are venturing into fields they’ve never practiced. Recently, I witnessed an attorney well known for doing estate work handling a major traffic matter. This in itself is not an improper thing to do; in fact, in many ways it’s commendable. The willingness to try different […]
Going through the (post-bar exam) motions
For those of you who took the Maryland bar exam this past Tuesday and Wednesday, today is a bittersweet day. Here are some of the emotions you may encounter over the next couple of months. Some may feel a huge weight has been lifted from their shoulders. For those, a night (or nights) of celebration […]
Obama hosts social media town hall at Facebook headquarters
PALO ALTO, Calif. — President Barack Obama sought to connect with younger voters Wednesday with a town hall meeting at the headquarters of Facebook, the hugely popular social networking site. Obama, who already has a lot of Facebook fans — more than 19 million on his official page — was taking questions at the start […]