In a Baltimore Sun op-ed, University of Baltimore School of Law Professor Walter Schwidetzky writes that while many pundits have criticized the Republican tax-reform plan, saying it would favor the rich over "the everyman," one proposed change would benefit the "little guy" by giving a multi-billion-dollar boost to Social Security and Medicare.
Writing in The Hill, University of Baltimore School of Law Professor Kimberley Wehle dispels a number of "legal myths" that have evolved around the Second Amendment and the regulation of weapons. How we define the word "arms," as it is used in the amendment's language, is highly important, she says.
This month marks the 50th anniversary of Thurgood Marshall's swearing-in as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Marshall, who was born and raised in Baltimore, served on the Court from 1967 to 1991. He was the Court's 96th justice and its first African-American justice. Don't miss two events this week at the University of Baltimore that honor Justice Marshall and feature two films about him.
The latest edition of Baltimore Law - the official magazine of the University of Baltimore School of Law - explores the topic of diversity and its positive effects on the legal profession. A close look at the school's Fannie Angelos Program for Academic Excellence is featured.
University of Baltimore School of Law Professor J. Amy Dillard is the co-author of a New York Times op-ed concerning the case of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez, who hanged himself in prison after being convicted of murder. An autopsy determined that Hernandez had an advanced case of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or C.T.E., a degenerative brain disease. In the op-ed, Prof. Dillard considers whether C.T.E. could be cited in a criminal defense.