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Half of Maryland prosecutors are unchallenged in 2018 election (access required)

Half of Maryland jurisdictions do not have contested state’s attorney’s races in 2018 because the incumbent top prosecutor is unopposed both in the primary and general elections. Barring independent challengers, who have until July 2 to file, a dozen state’s attorneys ...

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Harford prosecutor candidates object to Cassilly-backed attorney’s email to police (access required)

After nine terms in office Harford County State’s Attorney Joseph I. Cassilly is not seeking reelection this year, and a pack of four Republican challengers are vying to be on the ballot in November to take his place. Cassilly has ...

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Board of Estimates to consider $50K for police training programs

The city's spending panel is scheduled to consider Wednesday a $50,000 consultant agreement with a Baltimore law firm to conduct three training programs with police. The contract with Warnken LLC would run through the end of June and involves the law firm leading programs titled "Cars, Cops & Stops," "Seeking, Obtaining and Executing Arrest Warrants and Search Warrants" and "Preparing for and Presenting Police Testimony in Court," according to the Board of Estimates' agenda.

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The abridged narrative of a public defender (access required)

The role of an Assistant Public Defender is tough, but can be rewarding. Metaphorically speaking, to be an Assistant Public Defender, especially at first, is like landing on foreign enemy terrority with bullets flying in all directions. Inexperienced, disoriented, and unaware of your surroudnings, large caseloads, little time to prep for cases, and clients who are often incommunicado, can and have claimed many Assistant Public Defenders.

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