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Parents sue Atlanta, say city failed to protect daughter during protest

Welcome to Monday, the 56th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark Griswold v. Connecticut decision barring states from outlawing the use of contraception by married couples. Here are some news items to get your week started. — Parents of ...

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Judicial discipline rule amendments prompted by Judge Devy Russell (access required)

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 (access required)

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 (access required)

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 (access required)

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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Judge acknowledges mistake in failing to disclose private reprimand to nominating commission (access required)

Disciplinary proceedings against a Prince George's County judge paused Monday morning to allow investigators to depose him after some confusion about whether he would testify.

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Panel discusses potential for judicial evaluations in Maryland (access required)

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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