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Baltimore judge faces second disciplinary panel hearing in a year

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

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

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

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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Morrissey: Russell ‘combative, argumentative’ in meeting over issues with fellow judges

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’

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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