Senate panel passes risk-assessment bail bill

A divided Senate panel on Tuesday approved legislation to replace initial bail hearings before Maryland District Court commissioners with objective pretrial release risk assessments, in response to the Maryland high court’s decision last year finding a state constitutional right to an attorney at those first appearances.

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