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Oct 26, 2018

Counties across Md. see contested prosecutor, judge races

Maryland voters in eight counties will see either a contested judicial or prosecutor’s race on their ballots this year, and one county has both. Incumbent prosecutors in Anne Arundel, Washington and Wicomico counties are facing challengers. In Harford, Howard and Kent there are contested races but no incumbents. Baltimore, Caroline, Carroll and Harford counties have […]

Oct 17, 2017

4th Circuit affirms Mosby’s right to fire prosecutor who backed opponent

Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby was within her rights to fire a prosecutor who had campaigned for her opponent in the 2014 election, a federal appellate panel held Tuesday. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously affirmed the dismissal of a lawsuit brought by Keri L. Borzilleri, finding “(to) hold otherwise would […]

Sep 13, 2017

4th Circuit to hear fired Baltimore prosecutor’s appeal

A former prosecutor who was fired by Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby after backing Mosby’s election opponent will have her case heard by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday. A federal judge dismissed Keri L. Borzilleri’s lawsuit last year, concluding that Borzilleri’s asserted free-speech right to support Mosby’s predecessor, Gregg L[...]

Apr 20, 2016

Montgomery Co. state’s attorney announces cancer diagnosis

Montgomery County State’s Attorney John McCarthy announced Wednesday he has been diagnosed with neck cancer. A surgical team at Johns Hopkins Hospital will meet later this month to finalize McCarthy’s treatment options and he expects to be recovered by the summer, according to a news release. McCarthy continues to manage operations of the office and […]

Feb 23, 2015

Here’s to second chances

A one-time shielding of minor offenses seems but a modest step along a longer journey to providing opportunities for those who want to be productive members of society.

Oct 1, 2014

Prosecute for pot paraphernalia? Not likely

Maryland law makes it a crime to possess drug paraphernalia, though possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana now constitutes a civil offense punishable by an initial fine of $100 — a legal disparity that has prompted many county state’s attorneys to say they will limit prosecutions for paraphernalia possession.

Aug 29, 2014

Neverdon’s ballot eligibility to be decided next week

A Baltimore judge is scheduled to hold an evidentiary hearing next Friday to determine whether Russell A. Neverdon Sr. will appear on November's general election ballot as an independent candidate for city state's attorney.

Aug 26, 2014

Neverdon files formal Board of Elections appeal

An independent candidate for Baltimore City state's attorney has filed his appeal of a decision that he is not eligible to be placed on November's general election ballot.

Aug 15, 2014

Neverdon candidacy falls short of signatures; appeal to Board of Elections planned

Russell A. Neverdon Sr., an independent candidate for Baltimore City state's attorney, will appeal to the state Board of Elections a decision that he is not eligible to be placed on November's general election ballot.

Gregg Bernstein Marilyn Mosby
May 29, 2014

City state’s attorney primary election update

A couple of notes on fundraising and endorsements in the Democratic primary for city state's attorney less than a month out from election day.

Gregg Bernstein, Marilyn Mosby, Russell Neverson
May 20, 2014

For prosecutor, twice the challenge

The race for Baltimore City State’s Attorney has a bit of a déjà vu feel to it. The challengers are claiming the incumbent prosecutor has not done more to keep violent, repeat offenders behind bars and also needs to improve the office’s reputation in the community. The incumbent counters by pointing to a drop in violent crime and a more efficient and responsive corps of prosecutors.

Feb 18, 2013

Eye Opener: Discussing transparency in Annapolis

A few government and politics headlines for this chilly Monday.

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