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Lawmakers will consider tenants’ right to counsel, juvenile justice reform (access required)

A pandemic-fueled economic freefall and nationwide protests calling for criminal justice reform have spurred Maryland legislators to examine ways to enhance legal representation for low-income residents facing eviction and to protect the rights of imprisoned or criminally charged youngsters this ...

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Md. Legal Services reports nearly $7M drop, cites pandemic

Maryland’s chief provider of grants to groups offering free legal aid to low-income residents faces a nearly $7 million pandemic-driven shortfall, the executive director of the Maryland Legal Services Corp. said Thursday. To recover the losses, MLSC will try to ...

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City seeks dismissal of suit over eviction notice provisions in code (access required)

Baltimore city moved to dismiss a lawsuit over a city code section that allows an eviction to proceed with no notice, arguing the plaintiffs’ claims “have no legal merit.” Marshall Todman and Tiffany Gattis filed suit in U.S. District Court ...

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Maryland law applies in Section 8 evictions, high court rules (access required)

Court of Appeals

Tenants found with illegal drugs in federally subsidized Maryland apartments do not face automatic eviction, the state’s highest court unanimously ruled Monday. In its 7-0 decision, the Court of Appeals said the federal law permitting landlords to evict drug-possessing tenants ...

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Study finds errors, due process violations in rent courts statewide (access required)

Judges presiding over rent court cases throughout Maryland are failing to properly apply state law and ensure landlords’ compliance, according to a new study conducted by Maryland Legal Aid. The nonprofit organization looked at a random sample of failure-to-pay-rent cases ...

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