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Steve Lash covers appellate courts and general legal affairs for The Daily Record.

Panel: Let OPD handle bail hearings

Panel: Let OPD handle bail hearings

A state commission will urge the General Assembly next session to scrap the Judiciary’s program of appointing attorneys to represent indigent defendants at initial bail hearings in favor of having the public defender’s office handle the representation.

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Baltimore judge takes temporary suspension by consent

Baltimore judge takes temporary suspension by consent

Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Lynn Stewart Mays has consented to a five-day suspension without pay for what judicial-conduct investigators called her “sarcastic, embarrassing, demeaning, humiliating and mocking” behavior toward a criminal defendant, his fiancée and a defense attorney.

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After 60 years, time for a GOP AG?

After 60 years, time for a GOP AG?

Jeffrey N. Pritzker, the Republican nominee for attorney general, says Maryland needs a top lawyer who’s willing to stand up to the Democratic stronghold in Annapolis — both in the General Assembly and, if necessary, the Executive branch.

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