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Court adopts rule on lawyers at bail review

ANNAPOLIS – Maryland’s top court has adopted a procedural rule for providing public defenders to indigent defendants at bail review hearings. The Court of Appeals’ rule, which took effect last Tuesday, follows the enactment last month of House Bill 261, ...

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Court of Appeals delays bail counsel rule

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland’s top court has effectively decided to hold off on ordering that public defenders be provided to indigent suspects at initial bail hearings until the General Assembly acts on legislation that could make such an order moot. The ...

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Budget boost won’t cover lawyers at bail

Gov. Martin O’Malley’s proposed $1.1 million boost to the public defender’s budget next fiscal year is welcome, but falls short of the money the agency will need to comply with the decision that it must represent indigent defendants at initial ...

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