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Court of Appeals: Judges must appoint counsel if public defender is discharged

Circuit court judges must appoint counsel for indigent criminal defendants who fire, with the judges’ approval, not only their public defender but the Office of Public Defender and still want an attorney, Maryland’s top court has unanimously ruled.

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Audit finds fault with Baltimore clerk of court’s office

A state audit has found more than $12 million in criminal fees has gone uncollected by the Office of the Clerk of Circuit Court for Baltimore City — including more than $7.8 million highlighted in an audit released three years ago — and that the office also has inadequate controls over the collection of fees in civil cases.

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New tower opens at Montgomery Co. Circuit Court

It looks more like a museum than a court building, all angles on the outside and easy-to-navigate inside. The South Tower of the Montgomery County Circuit Court, which opens Monday after three years of construction, features state-of-the-art technology inside the most environmentally friendly court building in the state.

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Rockville fights order to turn over interviews in discrimination case

The City of Rockville will appeal a judge’s ruling that it must turn over summaries of interviews an outside law firm conducted with employees to investigate complaints of discrimination as it defends itself against a racial discrimination lawsuit.

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D.C. Circuit weighs religious exemption for health law

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court is considering whether for-profit businesses can be exempted from a contraceptive mandate in the health care law because of the owners’ religious views. The law already exempts houses of worship from the requirement, but ...

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