Maryland attorneys and lawmakers sparred Friday about a proposed constitutional amendment to nullify a court ruling that requires government-funded lawyers to be present at initial bail review hearings for the poor, but the debate might be all that results from the proposal this year.
Maryland’s district courts are hoping to find attorneys willing to represent poor defendants at bail review hearings.
The committee fine-tuning Maryland’s budget has allocated $10 million to have attorneys staff initial bail hearings during the next fiscal year.
Maryland’s highest court will not reconsider its decision that defendants have a constitutional right to legal counsel at their earliest bail hearings.
Attorney General Douglas Gansler is urging Maryland’s top court to overturn its decision that arrestees have a right to counsel at initial bail hearings.
Maryland’s highest court has put a temporary hold on a trial judge’s order that attorneys be provided for indigent defendants at initial bail hearings.
A judge has been holding secret hearings in the case of the man convicted in the 2001 killing of Chandra Levy, the latest twist in a high-profile murder that went unsolved for years and captivated the public because of the intern’s romantic relationship with a California congressman.
The public can comment on the proposed $7.9 billion takeover of Baltimore’s Constellation Energy at public hearings that begin this week.
Metro is planning to hold five public hearings next month on proposed bus service improvements.
A panel on legislative redistricting in Maryland has scheduled 12 public hearings across the state.
A panel on congressional redistricting in Maryland has scheduled the first of three of 12 hearings across the state.
Closed hearings are being held this week ahead of the trial of a former National Security Agency employee accused of mishandling classified information.