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District judge faces disciplinary charges of advising defendants, bias against women

A Maryland District Court judge in Charles County faces disciplinary charges of judicial misconduct after allegedly giving legal advice to two men facing assault charges and speaking with their alleged domestic-violence victims. Judge W. Louis Hennessy also demonstrated bias against ...

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Victims’ groups seek to end appearance fee in Md. protective orders

Groups representing Maryland domestic violence victims are urging lawmakers to enact legislation barring circuit court clerks from charging attorneys an appearance fee in protective order proceedings, saying the $10 to $20 charge creates a needless hurdle to legal representation at ...

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