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Here’s who Hogan picked to be judges on Montgomery Co. Circuit Court

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Gov. Larry Hogan Wednesday announced two judicial appointments to Montgomery County Circuit Court. Magistrate James A. Bonifant, a practitioner with 33 years of experience and a specialty in family law matters, and Kevin G. Hessler, a partner with Dragga, Hannon, ...

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General Assembly to again consider broadcasting sentencing hearings

Del. Frank M. Conaway Jr., D-Baltimore City and sponsor of a bill that would allow criminal sentencing proceedings to be televised, says it’s important to show people what goes on in court, particularly in the wake of the Justice Department findings and consent decree calling for reform of Baltimore’s criminal justice system. (Maximilian Franz/The Daily Record)

A Baltimore city delegate has reintroduced legislation to allow media organizations to film and broadcast criminal sentencing proceedings after his bill died in committee during last year’s General Assembly session. Del. Frank M. Conaway Jr.’s cameras in the courtroom bill ...

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House committee to consider cameras-in-courtrooms bill

A bill before the House of Delegates would permit the recording of sentencing proceedings in courtrooms, such as this one in Carroll County Circuit Court, with a judge’s consent. The Judiciary is against the proposed legislation.

Cameras are barred from criminal court proceedings in Maryland, but a bill introduced in the House of Delegates seeks to allow media representatives to record criminal sentencing proceedings with permission of the court. “As the press association, we always feel ...

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New circuit and administrative judges named in Western Maryland

Washington County Circuit Judge M. Kenneth Long Jr. will become administrative judge for the 4th Judicial Circuit and Allegany County Circuit Judge W. Timothy Finan will become the county’s administrative judge next month, the Maryland Judiciary announced Monday. Long and ...

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