The bottom line of this commentary is to tell Maryland obligees (formerly the term of “custodians”) and obligors (once the word of “non-custodians”) that “Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the federal Office of Child Support Enforcement has allowed state child support programs to request a waiver to extend the federally required four-year review of the Child Support Guidelines. Maryland has received a two-year extension until December 2022,” according to the Child Support Administration (CSA) of the Maryland Department of Human Services (DHS) in their Aug. 31, 2020, email to me.Read More
Gov. Larry Hogan demonstrated chutzpah during a day of television appearances Jan. 6. He pretty much disparaged those who supported the Trump campaign. Then he issued an all-hands-on-deck email requesting recipients send him money so he can stop the state legislature from further gerrymandering the state at the legislative district level.Read More
The Tax Foundation just released its 2022 State Business Tax Climate Index—and, unfortunately, Maryland continues its downward slide. It now ranks 46th overall among the states and the District of Columbia due to bottom-half ratings in each of the measured subcategories. This is Maryland’s lowest ranking since at least 2014Read More
Grief is a personal experience and process, whereas mourning is how grief and loss are shown in public.Read More
“Competency to stand trial,” hundreds of years old in Anglo-Saxon criminal justice, is considered fundamental as a concept, but is unwieldy in practice. Everyone agrees that if a person truly does not understand the charges faced and literally cannot help his counsel in defense, there is a basic unfairness inherent in the process.Read More
In her Tweet after she made the decision to skip Tokyo, Becca wrote, “I’m speaking up for future generations of Paralympic athletes in hope that they never have to experience the pain I’ve been through. Enough is enough.” Her exclamation made the writer proud.Read More
With the 31st anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) coming Monday, July 26, it is time to warn Maryland small businesses about ADA virtual-by lawsuits since Maryland has dropped coronavirus-related restrictions.Read More
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