transparency

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 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…

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…