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Appointed Attorneys Program has provided counsel to thousands

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In 2013, when Maryland’s highest court recognized people’s constitutional right to have an attorney present at their initial court appearance, officials had to make that right a reality – and find a way to pay for it. They were frantic. ...

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Morrissey: Russell ‘combative, argumentative’ in meeting over issues with fellow judges

John P. Morrissey, Chief Judge, District Court of Maryland. (The Daily Record/Maxmilian Franz)

The top district court judge in Maryland on Thursday described morale at Baltimore City District Court as "non-existent" as a result of conflicts involving Judge Devy Patterson Russell.

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