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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…

The Elephant In Howard County Part 2

If you haven’t already done so, it’s probably best that you read part one of this series.  You can CLICK HERE. Here is the SUMMARY OF WHAT YOU WILL READ BELOW:  This is another example of the rules not applying to Maryland judges who are held to a much higher standard than citizens that they…

The Elephant in Howard County pt 1

SUMMARY FOR WHAT YOU WILL READ BELOW: In Howard County, it’s all about who you know!  Development is BIG BUSINESS in Howard, and there is a tight-knit group of folks who work for each other so that they can all get what they want (which usually involves them getting financially PAID big time!  But you…

Maryland Judicial Transparency series

For 2017 and in honor of the upcoming Sunshine Week celebrations in March, this page will be utilized to chronicle the judicial transparency experience in the state of Maryland. At the end of 2016, two things became clear about the financial disclosures requirement here in Maryland. First, that there are variations in the disclosure requirements…

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…

Transparency and Data Access Severely Lacking

It is true what they say about Maryland: we apparently rate second in the country on judge financial disclosures and you must travel to Annapolis in order to see copies of the disclosures. The Baltimore Sun reported on it in December 2013 though it mentions that the scoring was only for the Court of Appeals…