July 2, 2020

There’s an old legal adage that goes something like this:

“Your right to swing your fist ends where someone else’s nose begins.”

That’s a colorful way of saying that while we all have rights, our rights end where someone else’s rights begin.

For the past few months we’ve...

September 10, 2018

In law school we learned a basic aphorism: Hard facts make bad law. That means when cases present difficult factual situations in which the law requires an outcome that many people would consider unfair, courts are still obliged to follow the law. Otherwise, by bending...

March 19, 2018

I am tired of hearing people say "I support the Second Amendment." Hell, I support the Second Amendment. I also support the First Amendment, and the Third Amendment, and all the rest of the amendments. I also support Article I, Article II, Article III, and the rest of...

September 4, 2017

I am an optimist. I think our country is going through a difficult time, but I think we and our system will prevail. I believe this administration will test all of the checks and balances that our Founders built into our constitutional form of government, but I think t...

February 1, 2017

Note: This blog was published in the Sunday, Feb. 12 edition of the Baltimore Sun.

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/oped/bs-ed-civics-lesson-20170211-story.html

While I am as concerned as anyone about President Trump's actions last week, I can’t help but think th...

January 20, 2017

I'm an optimist, and a wait and see kind of guy. I'm not happy about the incoming administration, but I'm going to hold my fire for now. I believe in the system, I believe in separation of powers, I believe in checks and balances. I believe they are there for a reason,...

January 19, 2017

Dear Mr. Trump:

This week you will take the oath of office as President of the United States. It is one of the great moments in our constitutional democracy – the peaceful transition of power to a freely elected new chief executive. This does not happen in every country...

January 12, 2017

I've told my kids for as long as I can remember that when life hands you lemons, make lemonade. So watching Blackish last night made me think about whether I'm following my own advice.

I'm not happy about the election. My Republican friends would say I wouldn't have bee...

November 30, 2016

Here's my latest op ed in the Baltimore Sun. 

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/oped/bs-ed-electoral-college-20161123-story.html

October 21, 2016

See my op ed in the Baltimore Sun.

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/oped/bs-ed-electoral-college-20161020-story.html

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We're a great country no doubt, but we can still learn from others. Read more in my latest op ed in The Baltimore Sun. 

http://www.baltimoresun.com/new...

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