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Tag Archives: judicial ethics

Morrissey: Russell ‘combative, argumentative’ in meeting over issues with fellow judges (access required)

The top district court judge in Maryland on Thursday described morale at Baltimore City District Court as "non-existent" as a result of conflicts involving Judge Devy Patterson Russell.

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Administrative judge on Russell: ‘Things were out of control’ (access required)

Baltimore City District Court Administrative Judge Barbara B. Waxman had heard complaints about Judge Devy Patterson Russell berating courtroom clerks and being unprofessional to her colleagues on the bench.

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Md. top court hears challenge to judicial discipline process (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — An attorney for a Howard County District Court judge facing disciplinary action cautioned the Court of Appeals on Tuesday that the investigation and hearing process will be lawless and arbitrary unless the court issues guidance in his client’s ...

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Howard Co. judge accused of inappropriate comments in relationship violence hearings (access required)

A Howard County District Court judge is facing disciplinary action stemming from her comments to two women appearing before her in relationship violence-related hearings. Both complaints against Judge Mary C. Reese were initiated by the Women’s Law Center of Maryland, ...

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Baltimore judge agrees to extend her probation in judicial discipline case (access required)

Judge Lynn Stewart Mays

A Baltimore city judge agreed to extend her probation with the state’s Commission on Judicial Disabilities to resolve charges that she engaged in unprofessional behavior on the bench shortly after serving a suspension for similar issues. Baltimore City Circuit Judge ...

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Panel dismisses ethics violations charges against Harford Co. judge (access required)

The Maryland Commission on Judicial Disabilities has dismissed allegations of judicial ethics violations against Harford County Circuit Judge William O. Carr after the judge argued investigators denied him due process. The commission granted Carr’s motion to dismiss after investigators filed, ...

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