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Jan 31, 2022

Judges call Hogan’s judicial transparency proposal unconstitutional

Judges oppose Gov. Larry Hogan’s call for a bill requiring that a commission compile the sentences each circuit court judge renders against violent criminals.

Dec 13, 2021

Capitol rioters’ social media posts influencing sentencings

For many rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, self-incriminating social media posts are influencing their criminal sentences.

A reporter interviews acting U.S. Attorney Jonathan Lenzner outside the federal courthouse in Greenbelt on Sept. 15, 2021, after a judge sentenced Eric Eoin Marques to 27 years in prison. U.S. authorities have said Marques, 36, was the world's most prolific purveyor of child pornography when he was arrested in Ireland in 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Kunzelman)
Sep 15, 2021

Man called largest child porn purveyor gets 27-year sentence in Maryland

A man described by U.S. authorities as the world's most prolific purveyor of child pornography at the time of his arrest was sentenced in Maryland to 27 years.

Aug 12, 2021

Maryland high court overturns sentence, calls judge’s comments unfair

A judge violated a convict's rights by denying his request to have his mother testify and to prepare a report before sentencing, Maryland’s top court ruled.

Aug 6, 2019

Judge blocks Md. from filing new motion on juvenile lifers

A federal judge will not allow state officials to file a new motion for summary judgment in ongoing litigation by “juvenile lifers” over Maryland’s parole system. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Baltimore in 2016, alleges the parole system does not offer a meaningful opportunity for release to individuals who were convicted for crimes they […]

Apr 10, 2019

Judge halves 100-year sentence for 1995 murder by juvenile

A retired judge on Wednesday cut in half the 100-year sentence he gave a defendant 23 years ago, partially granting a defense motion asking him to reconsider. The defendant, Gerald Jamar Cook, 40, was convicted of second-degree murder and related offenses in 1996 for the shooting death of William Louis Miller the previous year. Cook, who […]

Sep 24, 2018

Cosby prosecutor asks for 5-10 years in prison

Prosecutors on Monday asked a judge to sentence Bill Cosby to five to 10 years in prison for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman, while his lawyer argued that the 81-year-old comedian is too old and frail to serve time behind bars.

Jul 20, 2018

A federal courthouse rule that needs changing

Thanks to an absurd rule in the U.S. District Court in Baltimore, we learned of a new kind of court filing: public but only available under the court’s terms.

Jul 17, 2018

Oaks sentenced to 42 months in prison

Former state Sen. Nathaniel T. Oaks was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison Tuesday after pleading guilty earlier this year to corruption charges.

Jul 16, 2018

Oaks supporters seek leniency on eve of sentencing

A former state senator who pleaded guilty to federal corruption charges is being hailed as a community hero by supporters even as he faces the potential of years of incarceration that his defense attorneys say could amount to a life sentence.

Jul 13, 2018

Federal judge unseals Oaks sentencing memos

The Daily Record has asked a federal judge to unseal sentencing memoranda filed in former state Sen. Nathaniel T. Oaks’ criminal case.

Jul 13, 2018

Oaks’ lawyers reiterate request for 18-month sentence

Defense attorneys representing disgraced former state Sen. Nathaniel T. Oaks are challenging prosecutors' request for a 60-month prison sentence.

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