Maryland Court Of Appeals
Spending on criminal defense for the poor fell 7.9 percent in Maryland from fiscal 2008 to fiscal 2012, compared to a national decrease of 4.3 percent, according to a recent Justice Department study.
The meeting of a task force grappling with a court ruling that requires attorneys for criminal defendants at initial bail hearings was postponed because of bad weather.
Maryland’s highest court says it won’t stay its ruling that poor defendants are entitled to have an attorney present at bail hearings.
Maryland’s highest court has again ruled that poor defendants are entitled to have an attorney present at bail hearings.
Maryland’s highest court has disbarred an attorney who practiced law for more than a year without certification.
Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler is asking the state’s highest court to order that a lawsuit over the University of Maryland’s withdrawal from the Atlantic Coast Conference proceed in a Maryland court.
The Maryland Judiciary last month began billing the state’s lawyers $5 to help fund a new center aimed at improving civility in the profession and ensure that lawyers stay focused on serving clients and promoting the proper administration of justice.
Maryland’s highest court has overturned the ousting of an Anne Arundel County councilman who was convicted of failing to file a tax return.
More than 35 years after his initial conviction, a western Maryland man will have to wait another week to hear a judge’s verdict in a retrial of his December 1975 murder case.
He once was dubbed “a mild mannered escape artist” by the Gettysburg Times in a 1981 article about his flight from the Patuxent Institution in Jessup, Md. At the time, it was his sixth prison break in 10 years. He was 32.
A pioneer on the bench in Maryland retires after a lengthy and distinguished career.
Lawmakers fail to agree on a bill that would protect pit bulls from being labeled inherently dangerous dogs.