The Platt Group, Inc.

Judge Steven I. Platt (Ret.) pens this blog which focuses on the intersection of law, economics, politics and the development of public policy. His blog is published as an Op-Ed Collumn in The Daily Record, a daily business and legal newspaper published in Baltimore, Maryland and read widely in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan corridor and in the mid-atlantic region. He also writes, speaks and consults extensively on these subjects.

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This writer’s 21st Century “branding” is “Senior Judge” when I am recalled to sit as a Trial Court Judge or as a Mediator for The Court of Special Appeals or one of the Trial Courts in Maryland. When I am
Continue Reading Confronting Complexity: The Role of Judges and Mediators in an Increasingly Complicated World – “Separate But Equal – Different but Complimentary”

The link between the lack of progress toward abolishing contested judicial elections of circuit court judges and the failure of the State of Maryland to create a rigorous but fair program of Judicial Performance Evaluations is unmistakable. The risk of
Continue Reading Holding Judges Accountable —– Fair Judicial Performance Evaluations Needed in Maryland