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Judge blocks Md. from filing new motion on juvenile lifers

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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

FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2004, file photo, Lee Boyd Malvo enters a courtroom in the Spotsylvania, Va., Circuit Court. Malvo, a sniper serving life in prison for terrorizing the Washington, D.C., region as a teenager must get new sentencing hearings in Virginia, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday, June 21, 2018.  (Mike Morones /The Free Lance-Star via AP, File)

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

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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

Inmates in a pretrial holding block last year during a tour of the Baltimore City Detention Center prior to its closing. Some people arrested in the unrest following the death of Freddie Gray were held for two days without an initial appearance; others received bail amounts they could not afford. (Maximilian Franz / The Daily Record)

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

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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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