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Despite 35,080-case backlog, asbestos docket is under control, Judiciary says

The Baltimore City Circuit Court’s efforts to reduce its backlog of asbestos cases belies any need for statutory, regulatory or budgetary changes to how these personal injury claims are currently handled, the Maryland Judiciary stated this week in a report ...

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Judiciary announces Towson District Court relocation plans

Towson District Court operations will move temporarily to Catonsville later this year to allow for a scheduled HVAC system replacement in Towson. The temporary relocation is expected to last six months. The date for the move will be announced in ...

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Lawyers for judiciary defend ‘broadcast ban’ in motion to dismiss lawsuit

Judges and court employees are asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a law that prohibits sharing audio or video of criminal court proceedings. The “broadcast ban” has been on the books since 1981 and ...

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Journalists, advocates sue judiciary members over broadcast ban

A group of journalists and nonprofits is asking a federal court to declare unconstitutional Maryland’s law against broadcasting lawfully obtained recordings of criminal proceedings. The complaint, filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore, claims the law “impedes the public’s ...

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Baltimore Co. courts implement mandatory e-filing system

Baltimore County is the latest jurisdiction to implement the state’s electronic filing system, known as Maryland Electronic Courts or MDEC, the largest expansion of the program to date, the Maryland Judiciary announced Friday. MDEC was implemented in the county on ...

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DLS suggests $21.2M cut to Judiciary’s budget request

ANNAPOLIS – The General Assembly’s auditing arm has recommended that lawmakers slash $21.2 million from the Maryland Judiciary’s $549 million budget request next fiscal year over the objections of Maryland’s top jurist. The Department of Legislative Services’ suggested cuts include ...

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