General Assembly

Hogan fills vacant Maryland House seat

The House of Delegates in session on the final day of the 2016 General Assembly session. (Maximilian Franz/The Daily Record)

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Larry Hogan has appointed Gerald Clark to a vacant seat in the Maryland House of Delegates. Hogan announced the appointment on Tuesday to fill the seat opened by the departure of former Del. Anthony O’Donnell, who was ...

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Judges call on Md. legislature to assert itself in mental health issue

Having district court commissioners determine if defendants are indigent would compromise the commissioners’ ability to be neutral arbiters in cases, Chief Maryland District Court Judge John P. Morrissey told state senators Thursday. ‘We are not the prosecuting body,’ he said. ‘We are the neutral body.’(Maximilian Franz/The Daily Record)

ANNAPOLIS — Members of Maryland’s judiciary Tuesday called on legislators to ensure that the state health department promptly care for criminal defendants waiting for court-ordered psychological evaluations for possible commitment or to determine their competency to stand trial. Baltimore City District Court Judge George ...

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Legislative Black Caucus offers apology, efforts to reform Baltimore police

Del. Curt Anderson.

With introspection and self-blame, Maryland’s Legislative Black Caucus pledged Friday to ensure the success of the U.S. Justice Department’s call for the Baltimore Police Department to end what has been decades of unconstitutional, discriminatory treatment of black city residents in the name of reducing crime.

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