Maryland Undocumented Immigrant Awaits Government Action

As he stood outside the White House last November, Miguel A. Guzman listened with bated breath as President Barack Obama announced immigration policy changes that would protect an estimated 4.4 million undocumented immigrants from deportation and allow Guzman to legally stay in the U.S. with his wife and two young children.

Civil Forfeiture Reform Bill Passes Maryland House

Bill Would Allow People to Reclaim Seized Property More Easily

Domestic Violence, Juvenile Detention and Cyber Stalking Bills at Forefront of Maryland Judiciary Committee Hearing

Domestic violence legislation led the way Friday afternoon at a Maryland House Judiciary Committee hearing that also included measures on juvenile justice and cyber stalking laws.

Bill Would Remove Governor from Decision-Making on Parole for Lifers

About 2,100 People Serving Life Sentences in State are Eligible for Parole

Maryland’s Judiciary Focuses on Digitizing Courts, Helping Children, Elderly

Maryland Appeals Court Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera described the state’s judicial system as “doing well,” and highlighted drug courts, embracing technology and helping children and the elderly as priorities.

Delegate to Propose Bill to Expedite and Clarify Child Custody Cases

Maryland Delegate Kathleen Dumais’ bill calls on judges to explain their decisions in child custody cases

State Leaders and Activists Rally for Restrictions on Corporate Political Donations

State Senator Jamie Raskin to sponsor a bill that will increase corporations’ transparency in political donations

House Judiciary Committee Visits District Court Ahead of Session’s Work on Pretrial System

Delegates will review program that provides attorneys for defendants’ initial appearances