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  • Pre-booking diversion: an alternative to conviction and incarceration

    Pre-booking diversion: an alternative to conviction and incarceration
    In Baltimore City, approximately 20,000 people were arrested for drug-related offenses annually in 2012 and 2013; nearly three quarters for simple possession. And while there has been a great deal of discussion over the last few years regarding the incarceration of individuals for drug crimes, particularly in minority communities, the fact is that most drug cases in Baltimore do not result in confinement, except for those unfortunate enough not to have the funds to post bail while awaiting trial. Instead, defendants' cases are either dismissed for various reasons or defendants are placed on some form of post-conviction supervision. Notably, the re-arrest rate for many of these individuals is high.
  • An overcorrection on campus sexual assault policies?

    An overcorrection on campus sexual assault policies?
    Although colleges and universities are required by law to investigate and adjudicate sexual assault complaints by their students, they have shown to be woefully deficient in doing so. Currently, approximately 90 schools are under investigation by the U.S....

    Outgoing city state's attorney to rejoin law firm

    Outgoing city state's attorney to rejoin law firm
    Outgoing Baltimore State's Attorney Gregg L. Bernstein will rejoin a prominent national firm where he will resume his practice of white collar criminal defense and public corruption litigation. Bernstein, who was ousted by former prosecutor Marilyn J....

    Bethlehem's Matt McBride playing waiting game as MLB free agent

    For the first time in his professional career, Matt McBride is testing the free agent waters. With baseball's winter meetings ongoing in San Diego, his agent told the Liberty High School graduate and Lehigh product — who has spent the last three...

    Former U.S. District Judge Barbara S. Jones will hear Ray Rice's appeal

    Former U.S. District Judge Barbara S. Jones will hear Ray Rice's appeal
    The NFL announced Thursday that former United States District Judge Barbara S. Jones has been appointed by the league to hear and decide the suspension appeal filed by the NFL Players Association on behalf of Ray Rice. “We are grateful to Judge...