Tag: Robert Bell

Report recommends reform of bail system

The Maryland Public Defender Office has been providing representation since June to all defendants seeking counsel in their bail review hearings. But a Justice Policy Institute report released last month on the bail system in Baltimore City found the money-bail system itself discriminates against lower income defendants.

Read More

Chief judge recalls a court career that started with his arrest

Chief Judge Robert Bell’s first experience with the court system didn’t come during his studies at Harvard Law School nor when he opened his legal practice in 1969. Bell was introduced to the court system the hard way.

In his junior year at Dunbar High School, in 1960 the 17-year-old bell was arrested for involvement in a sit-in demonstration at a restaurant in downtown Baltimore.

Read More
Loading

Support Our Work!

We depend on your support. A generous gift in any amount helps us continue to bring you this service.

Poll

How would you rate Gov. Larry Hogan's job performance?

Facebook