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Setting aside guilty plea

Many criminal cases are disposed of by guilty pleas, in which the trial judge must be satisfied that the defendant’s plea is knowingly and voluntarily given.  Under Maryland law, even after conviction…

Housing outlook in 2020

After the unexpected slowdown of existing home sales last fall, most real estate agents had optimism for the 2019 spring market.  However, many were surprised by the early spring reporting of mixed ho…

Why would he?

Why would anyone expect the president of the United States, any president of the United States, to cooperate with any investigation into his or her wrongdoing? It would make no sense. It would be goin…

Jurors with disabilities

Jury service has been described by the Maryland courts as a responsibility and a right. Under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), and Maryland statutes, potential jurors who may have disabiliti…

Consumers demand transparency

Ten years ago, I reported on the growing demand of transparency in real estate.  As you can imagine, mistrust of real estate agents was at an all-time high after the housing market crash.  At that tim…