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Judge blocks Md. from filing new motion on juvenile lifers (access required)

A federal judge will not allow state officials to file a new motion for summary judgment in ongoing litigation by “juvenile lifers” over Maryland’s parole system. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Baltimore in 2016, alleges the parole system does ...

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Md. victims’ group backs high-court review of sniper’s resentencing (access required)

Saying murder victims' loved ones have a right to finality, a Maryland victims’ rights group is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the pending resentencing of a man serving a life-without-parole sentence for committing sniper-style slayings in the Washington area in 2002, when he was a teenager.

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Md. juvenile lifers ask for ruling, injunction on parole system challenge (access required)

Individuals serving life sentences for crimes committed as juveniles are asking a federal judge to issue an injunction blocking the state's current parole system, which they claim is unconstitutional because it does not offer a meaningful opportunity for release.

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Governor’s office ordered to turn over some documents in juvenile lifers case (access required)

The governor’s office will have to turn over a half-dozen risk assessments prepared by the parole commission to plaintiffs challenging the parole system’s treatment of juvenile lifers, a federal magistrate judge has ruled. Other than the risk assessments, Judge J. Mark Coulson ...

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Juvenile lifers seek discovery on governor’s parole decision-making (access required)

A federal magistrate judge will decide this week whether certain documents relating to the parole process should be turned over to the plaintiffs challenging Maryland’s treatment of juvenile lifers. Judge J. Mark Coulson heard arguments Tuesday and said he expects ...

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