Lawmakers Spar On Ruling Requiring Lawyers At Bail HearingsMaryland 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.
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.
Committee Budgets $10 Million For Bail AttorneysThe committee fine-tuning Maryland's budget has allocated $10 million to have attorneys staff initial bail hearings during the next fiscal year.
Court Won't Reconsider Bail Counsel RequirementMaryland's highest court will not reconsider its decision that defendants have a constitutional right to legal counsel at their earliest bail hearings.
Attorney General Urges Md.'s Top Court To Overturn Bail DecisionAttorney General Douglas Gansler is urging Maryland's top court to overturn its decision that arrestees have a right to counsel at initial bail hearings.
Md. Puts Hold On Lawyers At Bail Hearings OrderMaryland'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.
Judge Holds Secret Hearings In Case Of Chandra Levy SlayingA 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.
Public Hearings This Week On Constellation DealThe public can comment on the proposed $7.9 billion takeover of Baltimore's Constellation Energy at public hearings that begin this week.
Metro To Hold Hearings On Bus Service ImprovementsMetro is planning to hold five public hearings next month on proposed bus service improvements.
12 Hearings On Redistricting Scheduled In MarylandA panel on legislative redistricting in Maryland has scheduled 12 public hearings across the state.
Redistricting Panel Releases 3 Meeting SchedulesA panel on congressional redistricting in Maryland has scheduled the first of three of 12 hearings across the state.
Closed Hearings Planned In NSA Leaks CaseClosed hearings are being held this week ahead of the trial of a former National Security Agency employee accused of mishandling classified information.