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Electronic filing begins Oct. 25 for Montgomery County courts (access required)

Montgomery County lawyers will begin filing their cases and appeals electronically beginning Oct. 25, the Maryland Judiciary stated this month. The county’s long-delayed launch of the Maryland Electronic Courts system will make Prince George’s County and the City of Baltimore ...

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Ex-prosecutor Cassilly defends himself against ethics charges (access required)

Facing potential disbarment, retired Harford County State’s Attorney Joseph I. Cassilly defended himself Thursday before Maryland’s top court against Attorney Grievance Commission allegations that he withheld a potentially exculpatory report from the defense in a decades-old murder case and for ...

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Maryland high court defers to legislature, rejects rule to reduce youthful offenders’ sentences (access required)

Maryland’s top court rejected a proposal to give circuit court judges discretion to reduce the life sentences of convicts who committed their crimes before age 25 and who have served at least 24 years in prison.

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