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Md. Senate President: Only Baltimore Needs Bail System Overhaul

The Senate president says Baltimore City should find its own solution to the requirement of staffing bail hearings with defense lawyers. He says the problem doesn’t concern the rest of Maryland.


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Maryland Case Could Lead to Lawyers at Bail Hearings

In Maryland each year, thousands of defendants appear before court commissioners — not judges — who set their bail without an attorney present.


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Md. Court to Reconsider Bail Hearing Requirement

Maryland’s highest court will take a second look at whether to require a lawyer at every defendant’s initial bail hearing.


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Task Force on Bail Hearings Postponed by Weather in Md.

The meeting of a task force grappling with a court ruling that requires attorneys for criminal defendants at initial bail hearings was postponed because of bad weather.