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7 Oct 2015, 2:46 pm by Steven I. Platt
I also learned that there is a lot of gray in this world, which ... [read post]
4 Sep 2015, 1:18 pm by Steven I. Platt
I have previously written about the dangers of allowing political theater to ... [read post]
26 Feb 2015, 3:17 pm by Steven I. Platt
As the executive and legislative branches of our federal government approach yet another “crisis” that they created by setting up a partial government shutdown of one of our most important departments — Homeland Security — our “leaders” are, as usual, spending too much time developing talking points and not enough time figuring out how to make our increasingly fragile representative democracy work. [read post]
7 Jul 2015, 11:21 am by Steven I. Platt
President Obama lamented and vented, not necessarily in that order, the senseless and tragic slaughter of nine innocent people in their church in Charleston, South Carolina, by a deranged and racist also not necessarily in that order individual, whose racist ideology and imbalanced mental condition could have been a warning of his hate-filled criminal intent ... [read post]
25 Sep 2014, 1:51 pm by Steven I. Platt
In recent years, courts have been faced with an ever-rising tide of litigation. [read post]
26 Nov 2014, 2:22 pm by Steven I. Platt
As the Ferguson, Missouri, community along with the rest of the country reacts to the decision of the St. [read post]
30 Oct 2014, 3:13 pm by Steven I. Platt
As the general election for governor and virtually all of the state and local offices in our state except the Baltimore mayor and City Council approach, it is clearer than ever how the manner in which campaigns are conducted affects the initiation and implementation of public policy once the election is over. [read post]
28 Apr 2016, 7:14 am by Steven I. Platt
My last column described the cultural, economic and structural changes in the legal and business communities that have transposed Alternative Dispute Resolution from a “cross-practice” litigators engage in when they are contractually required or court-ordered to do so to a fully-integrated but increasingly separate and distinct set of dispute resolution services to be offered by ... [read post]
29 Jun 2017, 1:02 pm by Steven I. Platt
In the spirit of the season for soaring rhetoric and sometimes-pious or even self-serving bland admonitions provided free of charge (I hope) at high school and college graduation ceremonies, I offer two commencement addresses I consider among “the best and the brightest” (in honor of the late David Halberstam). [read post]
15 Mar 2017, 7:58 am by Steven I. Platt
President Donald Trump has nominated a new Supreme Court justice – Judge Neil Gorsuch of the 10th U.S. [read post]
17 Jul 2017, 1:52 pm by Steven I. Platt
Robert Julian Zarbin, Esq., died Saturday, July 8, far too soon at the age of 56. [read post]
28 Dec 2016, 3:01 pm by Steven I. Platt
As the New Year approaches, all of us traditionally hope for a better time than the past year provided us. [read post]
12 Oct 2017, 8:11 am by Steven I. Platt
Due to the nature of the cannabis industry and its multiple levels and conflicting state and federal regulatory schemes, many individuals and businesses are choosing to use ADR instead of litigating when troubles or disputes arise. [read post]