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Baltimore solicitor was too good for unjustified firing

Baltimore solicitor was too good for unjustified firing

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake fired City Solicitor George A. Nilson on Aug. 19. The mayor did not discuss the termination with Mr. Nilson. Nor did she explain her actions to the public. In a stunning show of cowardice, she delegated that messy business to a subordinate. Thus ended — without justification because there is none — nearly a decade of Mr. Nilson's exemplary service to the city.

The episode should not pass, however, without public recognition of the accomplishments of this extraordinary citizen and his contributions to our city and...

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