Tag Archives: judicial discipline

American’s torture complaint rests with monetary fund | On The Record

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Welcome to Monday, the 22nd anniversary of President Bill Clinton’s public acknowledgment that he had misled people about his relationship with Monica Lewinsky. Here are some news items to get your week started. — Should an International Monetary Fund board ...

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Judicial discipline rule amendments prompted by Judge Devy Russell


Proposed amendments to the Maryland Rules would allow the Court of Appeals to place judges on administrative leave or even suspend them without pay during disciplinary proceedings, changes prompted by the situation in Baltimore involving now-retired Judge Devy Patterson Russell. ...

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Report: More than 200 complaints filed against judges in fiscal 2019

The Court of Appeals builiding in Annapolis. MF-D 9/20/04.

The Maryland commission in charge of investigating and disciplining judges recommended a suspension for one judge and issued a public reprimand to a second during fiscal year 2019, according to its annual report. The commission opened files for 204 complaints between July ...

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Panel advises adding time to judge’s suspension in 2nd disciplinary matter

The Court of Appeals builiding in Annapolis. MF-D 9/20/04.

A judicial discipline panel on Tuesday recommended an additional three-month suspension for a currently suspended Baltimore City District Court judge. The Court of Appeals suspended Judge Devy Patterson Russell for six months on July 1 and ordered her to have a ...

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Md. high court hears Baltimore judge’s appeal of sanction

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ANNAPOLIS – The attorney for an embattled Baltimore District Court judge told Maryland’s top court Monday that the jurist cannot be sanctioned for having “personality disputes” with fellow judges and court personnel. But the state’s judicial disciplinary board countered that ...

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Panel discusses potential for judicial evaluations in Maryland

Judge Lynne A. Battaglia in her chambers at the Robert C. Murphy Courts of Appeal Building in Annapolis. (The Daily Record/Rich Dennison)

OCEAN CITY — With rule changes to the judicial discipline process in the works, attorneys and judges at the Maryland State Bar Association’s annual gathering Friday discussed potential avenues for evaluating judges throughout their tenure. Retired Prince George’s Circuit Judge ...

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Editorial Advisory Board: Time to rethink judicial discipline

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

On March 22, the Court of Appeals dismissed judicial disciplinary proceedings against Howard County District Judge Mary C. Reese. (The court’s reasons are to be stated in an opinion to be filed.) Five days later, the Court of Appeals held ...

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