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Trials and Arbitration
The new sheriff in town [Editorial]
The new sheriff in town [Editorial]

For those who despaired that Baltimore's chronically dysfunctional and highly political liquor board was owned lock, stock and beer barrel by the industry and that reversing the damage the board's lax approach to enforcement has done to neighborhoods was a pipe dream, we give you the 87-year-old cure to this particular disease: Judge Thomas Ward. As recently chronicled by The Sun's Luke Broadwater and Yvonne Wenger, the former city circuit court judge has proven himself a revelation. Since taking over as head of the liquor board, he's established that there's a new sheriff in town — one who takes violations of liquor laws seriously and doesn't simply...