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Frosh, Barbera, Shah urge lawyers to do more pro bono work due to pandemic (access required)

Maryland’s top attorney and judge Thursday urged the state’s 40,000 lawyers to represent at least one low-income litigant for free or to volunteer hours of legal services during the next year to help the growing number of people facing bankruptcy, ...

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Retiring Chief Judge Barbera thanks bench and bar for ‘wonderful ride’ (access required)

Maryland’s retiring top jurist Wednesday ended her last public appearance on the bench by thanking the state’s judiciary and more than 40,000 attorneys for “keeping the rule of law strong.” “I am gratified beyond words to do the work of ...

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Frosh seeks standards on police force, no-knocks, weapons (access required)

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Tuesday called for a statewide standard on the use of police force, sharp limits on the use of no-knock warrants, a ban on police use of military weapons and the creation of a ...

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Justices order dismissal of Md.’s emoluments claim against Trump (access required)

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ordered the dismissal of Maryland’s claim that Donald Trump committed corruption of constitutional consequence in the handling of his Washington hotel while president. Without explanation, the justices declared the state’s lawsuit moot before ordering ...

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Frosh urges justices to decline Frederick killer’s cold case appeal (access required)

Maryland’s attorney general has urged the U.S. Supreme Court not to hear a convicted rapist and murderer’s argument that his constitutional right to due process was violated during the 20-year span between the brutal slaying of a teenage girl in ...

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Frosh seeks $22M for free legal services amid resurgent pandemic (access required)

Maryland’s attorney general Wednesday called for $22 million in state funds to assist financially strapped Marylanders in need of free legal representation in eviction, foreclosure and debt-collection proceedings amid a resurgent pandemic that has already created widespread economic hardship. Brian ...

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General Assembly will consider right to counsel for tenants, lawmakers say (access required)

The Maryland General Assembly will consider legislation this coming session that would give financially strapped tenants facing potential eviction a right to counsel at their court hearings, leaders of the legislature’s two judiciary committees said Tuesday. Funding for the legal ...

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Md. Legal Services reports nearly $7M drop, cites pandemic

Maryland’s chief provider of grants to groups offering free legal aid to low-income residents faces a nearly $7 million pandemic-driven shortfall, the executive director of the Maryland Legal Services Corp. said Thursday. To recover the losses, MLSC will try to ...

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