Washington County Circuit Court

Jun 24, 2011

Maryland judge rules same-sex spouse has privilege

HAGERSTOWN — A Maryland judge has ruled that a woman who married her lesbian partner in Washington, D.C. can invoke her right not to testify against her in a domestic assault case. Washington County Circuit Judge Donald E. Beachley on Thursday acquitted 50-year-old Deborah Snowden of Williamsport of assault. Deborah Snowden and 38-year-old Sharron Snowden […]

Dec 19, 2010

Baltimore County court clerk retires after 56 years of service

To say Billy Allen has forgotten more about the law than many lawyers know is only partially true, because the chief deputy clerk of the Baltimore County Circuit Court does not forget anything. But for a man steeped in legal minutiae, his decision to retire after 56 years of service is delightfully simple. “No reason. […]

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