Entries by Afshin M. Gohari

Obergefell v. Hodges : Marriage Equality For All

Last year the Supreme Court decided to bring marriage equality a step further for America when in a 5-4 decision it ruled that the Constitution guarantees the right to marriage for same-sex couples. In Obergefell v. Hodges the Court decided that, the Fourteenth Amendment requires a state to provide a marriage license for two people […]

The New Role Of Technology In The Practice Of Law

The role of technology in daily life has skyrocketed over the last decade, with Facebook, Twitter, Uber, and so on. However, one aspect of how technology has altered our daily life is its role in the professional arena, specifically in the legal field. The role of technology within the legal profession becomes more profound with […]

Maryland General Corporation Law Amended: What Are The Duties Of A Corporation’s Director

On April 26, 2016, Governor Hogan signed House Bill 354, which amends the Maryland General Corporation Law as it pertains to the duties of directors of Maryland corporations. The amended law states that the directors need only only with the statutory standard of conduct, not an unspecified common law fiduciary standard. The amendment is set […]

Restoring The Right To Vote for Virginia’s Felons – The Partisan Fight Is Over, For Now

Whenever America enters the home stretch of an election cycle, the argument over voting rights also tends to heat up. In a previous post the concept of restoring voting rights to felons was discussed, specifically in Virginia under Governor Terry McAuliffe.   In short, Governor McAuliffe wanted to restore the voting rights to a large […]

A New Law That Maryland DUI Attorneys Need To Be Aware Of – Effective October 1, 2016

Maryland has become one of the more progressive states in recent history. Whether it be in protecting one’s privacy, moving towards bridging the gap in pay inequality, and now from protecting us from ourselves. The concept of driving while under the influence is one that the majority of Marylanders do not consider doing. However, recent […]