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Report: More than 200 complaints filed against judges in fiscal 2019

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

The Maryland commission in charge of investigating and disciplining judges recommended a suspension for one judge and issued a public reprimand to a second during fiscal year 2019, according to its annual report. The commission opened files for 204 complaints between July ...

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Russell’s judicial ethics hearing concludes; no timeline for deliberations

John P. Morrissey, Chief Judge, District Court of Maryland. (The Daily Record/Maxmilian Franz)

An ethics panel concluded a multi-day hearing for a Baltimore City District Court judge late Monday after the judge testified in her defense. Judge Devy Patterson Russell is charged with failing to carry out her duties, displaying contempt for instructions from ...

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Proposed Md. judicial discipline rules redefine reprimand, add discovery requirements

A lack of protection for structured settlements has ‘left open the ability of factoring [or purchasing] companies to take improper advantage of vulnerable recipients,’ says Alan M. Wilner, chairman of the Maryland Judiciary’s rules committee.(File photo)

In an attempt to address problems cited by judges and the Court of Appeals, a proposed update to Maryland’s rules governing judicial ethics would create an avenue for Court of Appeals review, allow immediate notice of complaints and require discovery disclosures. ...

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Morrissey: Russell ‘combative, argumentative’ in meeting over issues with fellow judges

John P. Morrissey, Chief Judge, District Court of Maryland. (The Daily Record/Maxmilian Franz)

The top district court judge in Maryland on Thursday described morale at Baltimore City District Court as "non-existent" as a result of conflicts involving Judge Devy Patterson Russell.

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Rules committee to revisit judicial discipline amendments

Alan M. Wilner, chairman of the Rules committee, said a revised proposal concerning lawyers’ scheduling conflicts balances the trial judges’ desire to control their dockets and the lawyers’ business concerns in ‘what appears to be the reality of law practice in the 21st century.’ (Maximilian Franz/The Daily Record)

Maryland’s top court has ordered a Judiciary committee to revisit amendments to the judicial discipline rules, changes set aside in 2016 while a challenge to the process was on appeal. The Court of Appeals last week told the Standing Committee ...

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Divided panel votes to discipline Howard County judge

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A divided judicial discipline panel determined a Howard County judge committed sanctionable conduct in a 2015 relationship violence case and recommended she attend specialized training and be assigned a mentor judge.

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