maryland judiciary

When the Culture Endorses Lying to the Court

Update: 6/24/17  Complaints were sent to he AGC about these attorneys, but as of today’s date, the AGC has sent NO correspondence to me to indicate that they’ve asked these attorneys to respond to my complaint. Regime change over at the AGC is coming with a new Bar Counsel Lydia Lawless being appointed. One can…

The Way It REALLY Works In Howard County Maryland

This installment will pick up where we left off with Betty Smith Adams and the Howard County development crew. I know… you’re thinking that I couldn’t possibly be able to make a direct connection to any other Howard County judicial monkey business. (There will be several judges who are probably holding their breath to see…

Maryland Judiciary: Naughty and Nice.

The holidays. A time to be thankful for all that one has, and a time to take stock of the year closing in order to help give guidance for the year ahead. Speaking of being “thankful”, I am to those viewing my blog and taking the time to comment or contact me about issues raised…

Maryland Judiciary: Bought or Incompetent?

In this post, I’m asking for the public’s help in answering a question. Therefore, I’ve also added a poll feature at the bottom that allows the reader to give their answer to the question. I’m going to provide actual documents and the actual law (made simple), so that you can judge for yourself. My goal…

Appeals: What Maryland Pro-Se Parties Should REALLY Be Told, But Aren’t

People are taking a closer and harder look these days at court systems, thanks in part to the publicized successful work of Innocence Projects, the Adnan Syed case in Maryland (and the Serial and Undisclosed podcasts), and shows like Netflix’s Making a Murderer. The guilt or innocence of the keys players in the Steven Avery,…

Freeing the Public Info About Maryland Judges You Wished You Had

UPDATED September 2016  *Judge reversal list and raw data have been updated on this day, September 19, 2016.  It reflects data for all of 2015, the unreported opinions for Jan-Aug 2016, and the reported opinion data for 2014.  When attorneys say “whatever the judges WANT to have happen, is what WILL happen in Maryland”, you…

How the Under Armour Shareholder Lawsuit Reveals Maryland Corporate Danger

Every shareholder of Under Armour was notified in shareholder communications that the company was facing a lawsuit filed in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City.  The lawsuit, filed in mid 2015, was filed by a few stockholderws, and the Maryland case search database reveals that it was a derivative suit.  While publicly traded companies are…

Is Howard County really color-blind?

Having been born and raised in York, PA to a white mother and black father, most of the “racism” I experienced as a young child was the result of not being considered “black enough” for the friends of my black friends and an object for inspection or not light enough for the friends of my…

Maryland Public Information Act Foilies Thwart Transparency

Yesterday, I was entranced by a streaming video presentation of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform’s public hearing on ways and challenges of ensuring transparency and compliance with the Freedom Of Information Act. For a little more than 2 hours, journalists gave testimony to the committee members regarding their experiences with trying to…

A Howard County Judge Giveth, and a Circuit Court Clerk Taketh Away?

In the typical courtroom in the Circuit Court in Howard County Maryland, the plaintiff and defendant are each doing what they believe they need to do in order to argue their respective cases in front of a judge or jury of their (hopefully) peers. Anyone who has watched Law and Order is familiar with how…