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The judge's bench in a courtroom in Carroll County Circuit Court. (File photo)
Nov 16, 2017

Howard Co. judge denies wrongdoing in domestic violence cases

ANNAPOLIS – A Howard County District Court judge Thursday defended her choice of words in two domestic violence cases for which she was later charged with violations of the Maryland Code of Judicial Conduct. Judge Mary C. Reese, who was sitting in Carroll County during both incidents, is accused of making “inappropriate and unacceptable” remarks […]

Oct 18, 2017

Commission recommends Nance’s removal from Baltimore bench

A Maryland judge has not been removed from office as a disciplinary measure in more than 30 years, but that could change if the Court of Appeals follows the state judicial discipline panel’s recommendation about a Baltimore judge. The Maryland Commission on Judicial Disabilities recommended Baltimore City Chief Judge Alfred Nance be immediately removed from […]

Sep 14, 2017

Lawyer calls Nance ‘old school’ as judicial misconduct hearing begins

ANNAPOLIS — A Baltimore city judge accused of a “disrespectful and unprofessional demeanor” on the bench was behaving as an “old school,” veteran judge, his lawyer said a hearing Thursday. Circuit Judge Alfred Nance faces nine counts of misconduct at a multi-day hearing in front of the Commission on Judicial Disabilities. Nance has been on the bench […]

Judge Lynn Stewart Mays
Apr 11, 2017

Baltimore judge agrees to extend her probation in judicial discipline case

A Baltimore city judge agreed to extend her probation with the state’s Commission on Judicial Disabilities to resolve charges that she engaged in unprofessional behavior on the bench shortly after serving a suspension for similar issues. Baltimore City Circuit Judge Lynn Stewart Mays was suspended for five days and placed on two years’ probation in […]

Nov 4, 2016

Md. high court weighs Baltimore judge’s disciplinary appeal

An attorney for a publicly reprimanded Baltimore judge excoriated the judiciary oversight panel that sanctioned the jurist, telling Maryland’s top court Friday that she was the victim of a “haphazard, capricious and arbitrary” process that resembled “a kangaroo court.”

Judge Lynn Stewart Mays
Oct 26, 2016

Baltimore judge faces second allegation of unprofessional behavior on bench

A Baltimore City Circuit Court judge who was disciplined in 2014 for “sarcastic, demeaning and mocking” behavior is facing similar allegations again for her conduct in the courtroom. Judge Lynn Stewart Mays, who has been on the bench since 2002, consented to a five-day suspension imposed by the Commission on Judicial Disabilities in October 2014. […]

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