O'Malley Creates Panel On Pretrial ReformAs Maryland faces a court-ordered deadline to begin providing defendants in criminal cases with a lawyer at every bail hearing, Gov. Martin O'Malley on Tuesday ordered that a panel study pretrial reform.
Md. Courts To Recruit Lawyers For Bail Hearings Maryland's district courts are hoping to find attorneys willing to represent poor defendants at bail review hearings.
Miller: Only Baltimore Needs Bail System Overhaul The Senate president says Baltimore City should find its own solution to the requirement of staffing bail hearings with defense lawyers. He says the problem doesn't concern the rest of Maryland.
Bail Counsel Requirement Delayed Until JuneMaryland's highest court says courts statewide won't have to guarantee a lawyer at every bail hearing until June at the earliest.
Md. Judiciary Recommends Bail Hearings On Weekends & Holidays OnlyMaryland's judiciary is proposing that court commissioners should set bail for criminal defendants only on weekends and holidays.
Md. High Court Upholds Ruling: Poor Defendants Entitled To Lawyer At Bail HearingMaryland's highest court says it won't stay its ruling that poor defendants are entitled to have an attorney present at bail hearings.
Court Approves Rules On Bail HearingsMaryland's highest court has approved rules to help make sure defendants have an attorney at initial bail bearings, but implementation has been delayed.
Md.'s High Court Rules On Right To Attorney At Bail HearingsMaryland's highest court has again ruled that poor defendants are entitled to have an attorney present at bail hearings.
Defense: Alleged Perry Hall High School Shooter Was Bullied, Wanted To Be Killed By PoliceA possible motive for the suspected gunman at Perry Hall High School. His lawyers say he wanted to be killed by a cop. It's one of two recent gun incidents at Baltimore County schools. Now, the community rallies to stop student violence.
Bills To Change Public Defender Law AdvanceMeasures advanced in both the House and Senate Tuesday that would repeal a Maryland law requiring that poor defendants have a public defender present when district court commissioners are setting their bail.
Utah Doctor To Face Murder Charge In MarylandA Utah doctor waived extradition proceedings on Monday and will be taken to Maryland to face felony murder charges after a botched late-term abortion in 2010.