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Tag Archives: Judicial Proceedings Committee

Bail ruling spurs quest for constitutional amendment (access required)

Sen. Robert A. "Bobby" Zirkin

Sen. Robert A. “Bobby” Zirkin on Wednesday introduced a constitutional amendment to undo the Maryland high court’s decision that people have the right to an attorney when bail is first set or denied.

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Bill would restrict custody rights of convicted child sex-abusers

ANNAPOLIS – Several Maryland legislators are pushing for stricter limits on custody and visitation rights for parents convicted of sex crimes. Last week, the Judicial Proceedings Committee heard a bill from Sen. Richard Colburn, R-Caroline, which would prevent courts from ...

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Panel to vote on death penalty, gun bills next week (access required)

This slow-starting session of the Maryland General Assembly may receive a jolt next week when a Senate committee votes on bills that would eliminate the death penalty and enact a number of new gun control measures.

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