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State, federal courts further restrict entry and proceedings over virus

State and federal courts in Maryland are further reducing activities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new and revised administrative orders issued Monday night. Maryland state courts, which Court of Appeals Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera previously closed ...

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High court approves emergency powers for chief judge in pandemic

ANNAPOLIS – Maryland’s top court Monday unanimously approved COVID-19 pandemic-inspired rules that immediately gave its chief judge sweeping emergency authority to have cases moved to other courthouses or, if necessary, to any suitable and available building. Court of Appeals Chief ...

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Maryland courts to close to public for 3 weeks

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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Md. federal courts postpone all proceedings through March 27

One day after announcing the suspension of all jury trials effective Monday, federal courts in Maryland are postponing all proceedings set to begin next week in response to the coronavirus pandemic. U.S. District Chief Judge James K. Bredar issued a revised ...

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Court to vote Monday on giving chief emergency powers

ANNAPOLIS – Maryland’s top court will vote Monday afternoon on a COVID-19 pandemic-inspired proposal to give its chief judge sweeping emergency authority to have cases moved to other courthouses or, if necessary, to any suitable and available building. Court of ...

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Md. courts to suspend non-essential activities, postpone jury trials

Maryland courts will suspend all non-essential judicial activities effective immediately and suspend all jury trials beginning Monday in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera issued an order Thursday evening suspending out-of-state and out-of-country travel, requiring the minimization ...

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Federal courts in Md. to delay jury trials, restrict entry

Federal courts in Maryland will postpone jury trials beginning Monday and are restricting entry to individuals with travel history or contacts that place them at risk of contracting coronavirus. U.S. District Chief Judge James K. Bredar said Thursday afternoon that he ...

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