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Studies conclude cash bail down but reform still needed

Maryland’s new pretrial release rule dramatically decreased the use of cash bail but two recent independent studies concluded additional education and resources are needed. The Maryland Office of the Public Defender sent 64 volunteers to observe bail reviews in multiple ...

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Barbera, fellow judges press lawmakers for judicial pay raise

ANNAPOLIS – Maryland’s top jurist pressed senators Wednesday to approve what would be the first judicial pay raise in three years, saying a salary increase is necessary to attract and retain the best legal talent for the bench. “There is ...

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Court of Appeals reinstates officers’ names on Case Search

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland’s highest court voted unanimously Tuesday to reinstate language in the Maryland Rules exempting police officers’ names from shielding in an online case database. The Court of Appeals judges signed an order making the change effective immediately after ...

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