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Panel recommends 6-month suspension for Baltimore judge

A judicial discipline panel has recommended the immediate six-month suspension of a Baltimore City District Court judge they determined to be “volatile, unpredictable, and responsible for the enormously difficult work environment” at the District Court. The Commission on Judicial Disabilities deliberated for ...

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Baltimore judge accuses colleagues of isolating her, created tension in ethics hearing testimony

ANNAPOLIS — A Baltimore District Court judge in the midst of a multi-day ethics hearing took the stand Monday, insisting she has not created the tense atmosphere alleged by colleagues and just wants to be permitted to do her job. ...

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Administrative judge on Russell: ‘Things were out of control’

Baltimore City District Court Administrative Judge Barbara B. Waxman had heard complaints about Judge Devy Patterson Russell berating courtroom clerks and being unprofessional to her colleagues on the bench.

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After high court decision, rules committee ready to act on judicial discipline changes

A district court judge complied with the law and did not commit sanctionable conduct in her handling of a 2015 relationship violence hearing, the Court of Appeals held Tuesday.

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Editorial Advisory Board: Time to rethink judicial discipline

The judge's bench in a courtroom in Carroll County Circuit Court. (File photo)

On March 22, the Court of Appeals dismissed judicial disciplinary proceedings against Howard County District Judge Mary C. Reese. (The court’s reasons are to be stated in an opinion to be filed.) Five days later, the Court of Appeals held ...

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Md. top court hears challenge to judicial discipline process

The judge's bench in a courtroom in Carroll County Circuit Court. (File photo)

ANNAPOLIS — An attorney for a Howard County District Court judge facing disciplinary action cautioned the Court of Appeals on Tuesday that the investigation and hearing process will be lawless and arbitrary unless the court issues guidance in his client’s ...

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Judges’ group seeks to file brief in Howard Co. jurist’s discipline case

A Howard County judge’s critique of a state panel’s decision to discipline her has the support of a group of current and former Maryland judges, who filed an expedited request to submit an amicus brief last week to the state’s top court. ...

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