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Officials Begin Removing Names From Sex Registry

Corrections officials say they have started the process of removing more than 800 names from Maryland’s Sex Offender Registry.

08/12/2014

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Md. Cut Back on Funding Criminal Defense For Poor

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.

07/25/2014

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Task Force On Bail Hearings Postponed By Weather

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.

12/10/2013

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Md. High Court Upholds Ruling: Poor Defendants Entitled To Lawyer At Bail Hearing

Maryland’s highest court says it won’t stay its ruling that poor defendants are entitled to have an attorney present at bail hearings.

11/07/2013

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Md.’s High Court Rules On Right To Attorney At Bail Hearings

Maryland’s highest court has again ruled that poor defendants are entitled to have an attorney present at bail hearings.

09/25/2013

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Md. Court Of Appeals Disbars Lawyer Who Practiced Uncertified For Over Year

Maryland’s highest court has disbarred an attorney who practiced law for more than a year without certification.

08/26/2013

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Gansler Pushes Lawsuit Against Maryland For ACC Withdrawal

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.

08/14/2013

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Levy Of $5 Kicks In For New Professionalism Center For Lawyers

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.

08/06/2013

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Md. Court Overturns Decision To Oust AA County Councilman

Maryland’s highest court has overturned the ousting of an Anne Arundel County councilman who was convicted of failing to file a tax return.

07/01/2013

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Md. Man Will Wait Another Week For Retrial Verdict In 1975 Cop Murder

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.

06/11/2013

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New Trial Set For Repeat Prison Escapee Charged In 1975 Cop Slaying

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.

06/06/2013

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Chief Judge Robert Bell Calls It A Career After Nearly 40 Years On The Bench

A pioneer on the bench in Maryland retires after a lengthy and distinguished career.

04/19/2013

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