Here comes the Sun

It is not often that an appellate opinion starts off quoting The Beatles. But, this week Maryland’s Court of Appeals began its opinion in Board of County Commissioners of Washington County v. Perennia…

The gang expert

The operation of criminal gangs in this country is a problem that has been widely reported. As a result, Maryland has specific criminal laws outlawing gang behavior, in addition to traditional crimina…

The widow with unclean hands

Under the law in Maryland (and most other states), a surviving spouse in lieu of any assets left to them in the decedent’s will may elect to take a “statutory share” of their late spouse’s estate, whi…

Baltimore food truck law upheld

It is common in cities today to see food trucks parked on the street that sell a variety of types of food. Such mobile food vendors are licensed and regulated. Baltimore has an ordinance that limits p…

Who is in the picture?

It is becoming more and more common for buildings such as businesses to have surveillance cameras, and the police commonly search for and obtain surveillance video in an effort to identify suspects. E…