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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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District judge faces disciplinary charges of advising defendants, bias against women (access required)

A Maryland District Court judge in Charles County faces disciplinary charges of judicial misconduct after allegedly giving legal advice to two men facing assault charges and speaking with their alleged domestic-violence victims. Judge W. Louis Hennessy also demonstrated bias against ...

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