The Maryland Administrative Office of the Courts must disclose the alphanumeric key used to identify District Court judges in the public Judiciary Case Search database, a state appeals court ruled.
A Washington County mother who moved frequently with her child from a homeless shelter to motels will get a new trial on a charge that she failed to send the youngster to school.
Maryland District Court Chief Judge John P. Morrissey has told his fellow jurists and court staff not to wear any apparel that displays the “blue line” of support for law enforcement while they are on duty or on court property, saying such displays undermine the judiciary’s compelling need to avoid even the appearance of favoritism […]
Gov. Larry Hogan on Tuesday appointed Assistant Anne Arundel County Attorney Kemp Walden Hammond to the district court in the county. Hammond, who has served in the county attorney’s office since 2015, will be the first judge to serve on a district court seat the General Assembly created in 2019. “The appointment of qualified individuals […]
Gov. Larry Hogan on Wednesday appointed a district court judge and a veteran appellate attorney to the Baltimore City Circuit Court, as well as a Baltimore prosecutor and corporate attorney to district court judgeships in the city.
The District Court of Maryland in Baltimore City plans to launch a veterans treatment docket on Tuesday, following in the footsteps of Prince George’s County Circuit Court and becoming the first district court in the state to offer a docket focused on the needs of those who served in the military. Like drug and mental […]
The vacancy on Maryland’s top court appeared to be ideal for John P. Morrissey, chief judge of the Maryland District Court.
The incoming chief judge of Maryland District Court on Thursday renewed his call for the state’s lawyers to represent indigent arrestees at initial bail hearings either for free or at a compensation rate of $50 per hour — even though the state’s top court has yet to give final approval to rules implementing the representation program.
Chief Judge Ben C. Clyburn said Monday that he will retire from the Maryland District Court on May 31, giving Court of Appeals Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera the chance to name a new leader of the court for bench trials of misdemeanor crimes and lawsuits seeking less than $30,000.
State senators on Wednesday sharply attacked part of the Maryland Judiciary’s proposal to streamline the process by which bail is set in Maryland District Court.
Maryland District Court administrative judges would appoint private attorneys to represent defendants at initial bail hearings whenever the public defender’s office cannot provide the representation due to inadequate funding or staffing, under a proposal headed to the state’s top court.
The Maryland District Court’s past failure to collect on forfeited bail bonds cost the state’s taxpayers at least a million dollars and placed underwriters who “play by the rules” at a competitive disadvantage, a Cockeysville-based surety alleges.