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Bias in Baltimore Bail Hearings?

baltimorecityMay 11, 2015 – Segment 2

We talk with Todd H. Oppenheim, felony trial attorney in the Office of the Public Defender, about his recent op-ed for the Baltimore Brew titled, “The bias in Baltimore bail hearings: a presumption of guilt.”

Bail Reform In Maryland

bailJanuary 22, 2014 – Segment 3

Last year, the Maryland Court of Appeals ruled that individuals have a right to have an attorney present at bail hearings. There is some question, though, of how this ruling will be implemented. We discuss indigent defense and bail reform in Maryland with Doug Colbert, professor at the University of Maryland’s Carey School of Law; Baltimore County States Attorney Scott Shellenberger; Tom Maronick, attorney and host of “The Tom Moore Show” on AM 680 WCBM; and Paul deWolfe, Maryland Public Defender.


Countdown To The Annapolis Summit: Right To Attorney At Bail Hearings

Symbol of law and justice in the empty courtroom, law and justice concept.December 13, 2013 – Segment 4

This week in our series “Countdown to the Annapolis Summit,” we will discuss a recent legal decision that would require that lawyers be present at bail hearings. Our guests  include:


The 11th Annual Annapolis Summit will be held on the Opening Day of the Maryland General Assembly, January 8, 2014, from 7-10am, at the Governor Calvert House in Annapolis. We will begin at 7:00 with a networking breakfast, and then from 8-10 Marc will interview Governor Martin O’Malley, President of the Senate Thomas V. “Mike” Miller and Speaker of the House Michael Busch. To purchase tickets contact Clare Sheehan at 443.524.8101 or

MD Court of Appeals Ensures Poor Suspects Have Counsel At First Bail Hearing

Maryland State House

September 30, 2013 – Segment 2

Doug Colbert, University of Maryland Carey School of Law Professor, and Maryland State Senator Brian Frosh, discuss an important Maryland Court of Appeals decision mandating that poor suspects have access to counsel at all bail hearings.