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Continuing Stupid Medical Tricks

Okay, let’s get a couple of things out of the way.
First, I have terminal cancer.  This week I learned it’s even more terminal than I had thought.  Three forms of malignancy are now competi…

Demolishing schools

Do we need to accommodate our growing student population with appropriate infrastructure and sound, true green schools? Of course we do.  Does it therefore follow that we need to demolish every e…

Should we all party like it’s 2006

After month’s worth of good housing market news, many optimistic home buyers and sellers are preparing for their jump into the market.  But some caution that not all the data is positive and the …

The “dying declaration” is admissable

Ordinarily in Maryland the prosecution cannot appeal decisions of a trial judge against the State in a criminal trial. Last week Maryland’s highest Court affirmed a decision of the intermediate appell…

Upholding the right to refuse to testify

The right of a criminal defendant not to testify at trial is protected by the U. S. Constitution and the Maryland Declaration of Rights.  It is equally clear that the prosecution may not comment …