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Courts in Montgomery, Harford, Baltimore counties get new administrators

Court of Appeals Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera. (File photo)

Ruth A. Jakubowski will become administrative judge for the circuit courts of Baltimore and Harford counties beginning Dec. 19, Maryland’s top jurist said Friday. Court of Appeals Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera has also approved the appointment of Sherri D. ...

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Md. high court opens term: Billboards, rap lyrics, CSI effect on docket

Court of Appeals Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera says the proposed name change necessary because the current moniker is “the source of much confusion.” (The Daily Record/File Photo)

Maryland’s top court Thursday opens the public sessions of its 2020-2021 term, during which it will consider the constitutionality of Baltimore’s tax on billboard operators, whether a judge properly admitted into evidence the violent rap lyrics of an accused killer ...

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Amid protests, Barbera calls for ‘equal justice’ in Maryland

Court of Appeals Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera. (File photo)

Maryland’s top judge called on the state’s judiciary and its 40,000 attorneys Tuesday night to ensure that racial minorities and the indigent are not shortchanged in the civil and criminal justice system. “All of us – members of the judicial ...

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Md. trial courts to fully resume Oct. 5; other proceedings phased in earlier

10.15.13 BALTIMORE, MD- Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera, Maryland Court of Appeals.  (Maximilian Franz/The Daily Record)

Maryland’s trial courts will return to “full operations” including jury trials on Oct. 5 following a summer of gradual resumptions of court proceedings, including evictions, foreclosures and bench trials, the state’s top judge stated Friday evening. “The details in the ...

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Maryland court denies requests to release inmates, detainees

The court’s decision, written by Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera, addressed the breadth of the prosecution’s constitutional obligation to disclose potentially exculpatory evidence to the defense under the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1963 decision in Brady v. Maryland. (The Daily Record/File Photo)

Maryland’s top court on Friday rejected requests from the state public defender’s office and civil rights groups to release low-level juvenile and adult inmates and detainees amid the coronavirus pandemic. The public defender’s office said in its petition to the ...

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Barbera takes to YouTube, updates lawyers on virus response

Court of Appeals Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera says the proposed name change necessary because the current moniker is “the source of much confusion.” (The Daily Record/File Photo)

Maryland’s top judge took to YouTube on Monday to update the state’s lawyers on the Judiciary’s efforts to keep the court system running as efficiently as possible amid emergency restrictions to combat the spread of the COVID-19 disease. “We are ...

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Maryland courts to close to public for 3 weeks

The Court of Appeals builiding in Annapolis. MF-D 9/20/04.

Maryland courts will close to the public for three weeks starting Monday to reduce the number of people in courthouses during the coronavirus pandemic, Court of Appeals Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera announced Friday evening. “All courts in the Maryland ...

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