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Kent Co. Orphan’s Court judge resolves disciplinary case over DUI (access required)

A disciplinary case against a Kent County Orphan’s Court judge has been resolved confidentially, the Commission on Judicial Disabilities announced Thursday. Judge Amy L. Nickerson was charged with violating the Maryland Code of Judicial Conduct last year after she received probation ...

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Baltimore judge retires after facing third disciplinary case (access required)

Embattled Baltimore City District Judge Devy Patterson Russell retired Wednesday after being charged in a third disciplinary matter. Russell, who had been on the bench since 2006, had been serving a six-month suspension since July 1 as a sanction for yelling ...

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Panel advises adding time to judge’s suspension in 2nd disciplinary matter (access required)

A judicial discipline panel on Tuesday recommended an additional three-month suspension for a currently suspended Baltimore City District Court judge. The Court of Appeals suspended Judge Devy Patterson Russell for six months on July 1 and ordered her to have a ...

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Hearing concludes against now-suspended Baltimore judge (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — A judicial discipline hearing against a Baltimore City District Court judge currently serving a suspension for prior misconduct concluded Monday with no timeline set for deliberations. The Court of Appeals suspended Judge Devy Patterson Russell for six months ...

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Baltimore judge faces second disciplinary panel hearing in a year (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — A controversial Baltimore City District Court judge is accused of using her influence to attempt to embarrass another judge in 2015, according to testimony before a judicial ethics panel on Monday. The Commission on Judicial Disabilities recommended a six-month suspension ...

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Baltimore judge faces new disciplinary charges for alleged misconduct (access required)

A Baltimore judge already facing suspension for her behavior on the job has been charged with additional misconduct for allegedly attempting to manipulate an incident report to cast another judge in a bad light. The Commission on Judicial Disabilities previously ...

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Committee’s proposed changes to judicial discipline rules go to Md. high court (access required)

Long-awaited updates to Maryland’s judicial discipline process will now go to the Court of Appeals for final approval after the committee in charge of amendments agreed on recommendations. The Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure submitted its report ...

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Orphan’s Court judge facing discipline for March DUI arrest (access required)

A Kent County Orphan’s Court judge who was charged with driving under the influence earlier this year but retained her seat in the election is facing disciplinary action. Judge Amy L. Nickerson received probation before judgment in July on one count of driving ...

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