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Bill to hide non-convictions passes, partial expungement faces study

"What we have done is move Maryland into the forefront of police reform," says Sen. Jill P. Carter, D-Baltimore.  (The Daily Record/File Photo)

Under a bill now on the governor’s desk, Maryland’s public Case Search website would no longer display criminal charges that did not end with a conviction. The bill passed the Maryland General Assembly shortly before legislators adjourned last week. The ...

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Remote court capabilities become paramount in coronavirus pandemic

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Using technology to conduct judicial business remotely has grown in popularity in recent years, but the COVID-19 pandemic has made the practice  almost a necessity for Maryland courts, as they take steps to allow cases and hearings to be conducted ...

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Court to vote Monday on giving chief emergency powers

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

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

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 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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Parenting plan process rolls out in Maryland custody cases

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 new parenting plan process for custody matters went into effect earlier this year and aims to prioritize the best interests of children and encourage collaboration between parents. A parenting plan determines how parents will care for children and make ...

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Advocates continue to push for expansion of Md. expungement law

Del. Jill P. Carter, D-Baltimore City, is the chief sponsor of House Bill 283, which would make government agencies liable for attorneys’ fees and legal costs, in addition to damages, if a plaintiff prevails on a state constitutional claim.

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland General Assembly will again grapple with the practicality and the implications of allowing individuals to remove non-convictions from their records, with advocates continuing to push for an expansion of the state’s expungement law. Senate Bill 589 and ...

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Hogan, Judiciary to square off over judicial scorecard proposal

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ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Larry Hogan will square off next week with the Maryland Judiciary over his legislative proposal to require a state commission to compile the criminal sentences handed down by each Maryland circuit court judge. Hogan’s office has stated ...

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