The National Commission on Voting Rights is hosting hearings across the country to understand the current landscape of elections, and a session will be held in the School of Law's Moot Court on April 29. Formal panels of witnesses will represent voting rights organizations, community leaders, and other stakeholders, and voters may speak about their own experiences. Voters from Maryland, Delaware and Washington, D.C., are encouraged to attend or submit testimony online.
Charles Tiefer, professor in the University of Baltimore School of Law, tells WBAL-TV that the State of Maryland may have a strong case if it decides to sue its prime contractor over rollout problems for the new health exchange.
The Hon. Catherine Curran O'Malley, a University of Baltimore School of Law graduate, Baltimore City District Court judge and Maryland's first lady, will serve as the School of Law's commencement speaker on May 19. Judge O'Malley earned her law degree from the school in 1991.
The University of Baltimore School of Law's Community Development Clinic and the Community Law Center will present a free organizational legal health check-up for community groups and nonprofits on April 12. Free review of governing documents, guidance on applying for tax exemptions, and other helpful solutions will be available.
In an op-ed in The Baltimore Sun, University of Baltimore School of Law Professor Cassandra Jones Havard writes that a proposal to allow the U.S. Postal Service to add banking to its service portfolio could help those who are "unbanked" or "underbanked."