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Barbera’s legacy includes landmark cases, pandemic management, court reform (access required)

Maryland Court of Appeals Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera began her tenure as the state’s top jurist and the Judiciary’s lead administrator in July 2013 by pledging to strive for the “equal, fair and timely administration of justice.”

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Judges deny Mosby’s petitions to vacate marijuana convictions (access required)

Baltimore judges have denied State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby’s attempt to vacate roughly 5,000 marijuana convictions, with at least one judge finding procedural and substantive issues with her office’s filing. Mosby’s office filed two petitions in January, one in Circuit Court ...

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Md. high court finds trunk search constitutional (access required)

Police officers were constitutionally justified in searching a car’s trunk for illegal drugs despite only finding them in a passenger’s possession during a traffic stop in Germantown and after a fruitless search of the vehicle’s interior, a divided Maryland high court ruled Friday.

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