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Jan 15, 2015

MDEC program could raise court filing fees

Maryland’s top judge will brief the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee on Tuesday afternoon about the Judiciary’s program for appointing attorneys to provide counsel to indigent defendants at initial bail hearings before district court commissioners.

Dec 19, 2014

Commission: General Assembly should abolish ‘inherently unfair’ bail system

A Maryland commission on pretrial reform Friday called on the state to stop requiring people to post bond after arrest as a condition of being released from custody before trial.

Dec 7, 2014

Pretrial issues on lawmakers’ docket

What does the Maryland General Assembly do when its desire to save money collides with a constitutional obligation to fund counsel for indigent people at initial bail hearings?

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