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O’Malley To Keep Working To Overhaul Bail System

Gov. Martin O’Malley says he plans to work on overhauling Maryland’s bail hearing system, after a bill that would have done so stalled in the Legislature.

04/07/2014

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Senate Advances ‘Moneyball’ Bail System Bill

The Maryland Senate is now just a vote away from approving a plan to rework the bail system and depend more on data, in what the bill’s sponsor calls a “moneyball” approach.

03/28/2014

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Suspects Enter Not Guilty Pleas In 2011 Fatal Shooting Of 12-Year-Old Boy

It’s been more than a year since a 12-year-old boy was shot to death on his front porch in Northeast Baltimore in a suspected case of mistaken identity. Now the three men charged in the case are entering their pleas in court.

07/10/2012

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Changes To Md. Public Defender Law Passed

The Maryland Senate and the House of Delegates on Thursday passed measures to repeal a Maryland law requiring poor defendants to have a public defender present when they appear before district court commissioners, who decide bail and whether a defendant is detained after arrest.

03/01/2012

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Bills To Change Public Defender Law Advance

Measures advanced in both the House and Senate Tuesday that would repeal a Maryland law requiring that poor defendants have a public defender present when district court commissioners are setting their bail.

02/28/2012

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Easterly To Become D.C. Court Of Appeals Judge

A former public defender who worked in New York and Washington will be sworn in as a judge of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.

02/10/2012

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State Audit Examines Public Defender’s Office

An audit has found the state’s public defender has not been thorough enough to determine financial eligibility of clients requesting a public defender.

02/23/2011

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Judge Dismisses Wrongful Termination Suit

A lawsuit by Maryland’s former top public defender, who sued the state for $1 million in a wrongful termination claim, has been dismissed.

02/18/2011