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Prosecutors, Defenders Back Pretrial Release Bill

Top officials in both the prosecutor and public defender offices are supporting a bill that would reduce pretrial release decisions to a formula, based on factors like criminal history.

02/19/2014

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Barbera Aims For Timely Administration Of Justice

Mary Ellen Barbera spent many of her first 100 days as Maryland’s top jurist visiting the state’s circuit and district courts, a half-finished trek that she said has revealed to her many aging courthouses that are too small for their workloads or not designed to handle 21st century technology.

10/26/2013

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Supreme Court Chief Justice Roberts: Maryland Can Resume DNA Collection

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts is allowing police in Maryland to resume collecting DNA samples from people arrested for serious crimes.

07/18/2012