Maryland’s Administrative Office of the Courts must disclose the alphanumeric key used to identify District Court judges in the public Judiciary Case Search database, the state’s top court ruled.
An attorney for Maryland’s Administrative Office of the Courts on Monday defended its refusal to disclose the alphanumeric key used to identify District Court judges in the public Judiciary Case Search database, telling the state’s top court the key was not a “policy” statement required to be released under Maryland state law. Rather, the “Edit […]
Maryland’s top court will consider whether the state must disclose the alphanumeric key used to identify District Court judges in a public database.
The online database Maryland Judiciary Case Search now includes access to cases from the state’s appellate courts. Case Search users can search for Court of Appeals and Court of Special Appeals cases by case number or party name. Court of Appeals cases dating to 2015 and Court of Special Appeals cases going back to 2016 […]
The Maryland Administrative Office of the Courts will appeal a judge’s ruling ordering it to disclose a key to identify District Court judges in the public Case Search database. Judges’ names are not displayed in District Court cases in the database but rather are represented by a three-character code. The Abell Foundation filed a Maryland Public Information […]
Maryland’s system of identifying District Court judges in the public Case Search database by a three-character code, with no “key” available to users, is being challenged under the state’s Public Information Act. The Abell Foundation filed an MPIA request for the key to assist the group in tracking individual judges’ bail determinations in Baltimore. The […]
A bill to mandate the inclusion of judges’ names in Maryland Judiciary Case Search faced pushback Wednesday as skeptics questioned whether the measure would endanger judges or lead to public pressure affecting their decisions. Del. Robin L. Grammer Jr., R-Baltimore County, introduced House Bill 254 with a bipartisan group of co-sponsors. On Wednesday, he told […]
The Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service has been taking a closer look at the impact driver’s license violations have on low-income Marylanders’ ability to get their records expunged and whether violations are pushing them into poverty. When an MVLS lawyer assists a client with criminal record expungement, license violations may be treated like criminal cases because […]
Eleventh-hour logistics killed a bill with bipartisan support in the General Assembly that would have allowed people to expunge online evidence of crimes that didn’t result in convictions. House Bill 220, which was amended to limit its impact to Maryland Judiciary Case Search, would have shielded from view charges a person was not found guilty […]