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Legislature rebuffs Hogan’s ‘judicial transparency,’ rejects listing judges’ names

The Maryland General Assembly ended its 2022 session Monday having spared circuit court judges of having a state commission compile by name the sentences each has rendered for violent criminals, a gubernatorial proposal the jurists said would have threatened judicial ...

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Md. Senate passes ‘watered down’ judicial transparency bill

The Democratic-led Maryland Senate passed legislation this month calling on a state commission to compile and post circuit court sentencing data on a largely county-by county-basis, rebuffing Gov. Larry Hogan’s proposal that the posted information provide by name the sentence ...

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Hogan, Judiciary battle over ‘judicial transparency’ in sentencing

Gov. Larry Hogan’s administration squared off Thursday against the Maryland Judiciary and a law school dean over the governor’s call for legislation requiring a state commission to compile by name the sentences each Maryland circuit court judge renders for violent ...

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Federal judge OKs police use of aerial surveillance in Baltimore

A federal judge on Friday gave the Baltimore Police Department an all-clear to begin using aerial surveillance to fight crime in the city, rejecting arguments that the overflights would violate Baltimoreans’ constitutional protection against unreasonable searches and their right to ...

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Committee to discuss Baltimore violence with Hogan’s ‘truth-in-sentencing’ proposal on many minds

As record violence continues in Baltimore city, members of a Maryland Senate committee on Tuesday will address possible solutions ahead of the next year’s legislative session, including Gov. Larry Hogan’s suggestion of “truth-in-sentencing” legislation to keep violent offenders from avoiding ...

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