Maryland’s highest court on Wednesday reprimanded a former Montgomery County judicial candidate over a false statement she made during her political campaign, but also warned bar counsel to avoid launching investigations so close to elections to avoid the appearance of bias. All three opinions — from the majority, a concurring justice and a dissenting justice — are unusually critical of bar counsel, who is tasked with investigating and prosecuting attorneys accused of misconduct or ethical breaches.
Md. high court cautions bar counsel to avoid investigations when an election looms
August 17, 2023