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Baltimore judge faces second disciplinary panel hearing in a year

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ANNAPOLIS — A controversial Baltimore City District Court judge is accused of using her influence to attempt to embarrass another judge in 2015, according to testimony before a judicial ethics panel on Monday. The Commission on Judicial Disabilities recommended a six-month suspension ...

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Panel recommends 6-month suspension for Baltimore judge

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A judicial discipline panel has recommended the immediate six-month suspension of a Baltimore City District Court judge they determined to be “volatile, unpredictable, and responsible for the enormously difficult work environment” at the District Court. The Commission on Judicial Disabilities deliberated for ...

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Russell’s judicial ethics hearing concludes; no timeline for deliberations

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

An ethics panel concluded a multi-day hearing for a Baltimore City District Court judge late Monday after the judge testified in her defense. Judge Devy Patterson Russell is charged with failing to carry out her duties, displaying contempt for instructions from ...

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Proposed Md. judicial discipline rules redefine reprimand, add discovery requirements

A lack of protection for structured settlements has ‘left open the ability of factoring [or purchasing] companies to take improper advantage of vulnerable recipients,’ says Alan M. Wilner, chairman of the Maryland Judiciary’s rules committee.(File photo)

In an attempt to address problems cited by judges and the Court of Appeals, a proposed update to Maryland’s rules governing judicial ethics would create an avenue for Court of Appeals review, allow immediate notice of complaints and require discovery disclosures. ...

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