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Maryland courts return to pre-COVID operation status

Maryland’s courts will return to normal operations next week, marking the first time since March 2020 that the judiciary hasn’t run under a phased COVID-19 reopening plan. In a series of orders issued Monday, Maryland Court of Appeals Chief Judge ...

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

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

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

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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