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Md. high court cautions bar counsel to avoid investigations when an election looms

August 17, 2023

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.

Article Source: The Daily Record

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