Updated: It appears that a call by the public defender for the state of Maryland to ban a senior circuit court judge from hearing cases may have been heeded by the state’s top court.
On Friday, the Maryland Court of Appeals said there was “good cause”
to remove retired Judge Robert Nalley’s authority to hear cases, the Baltimore Sun reported Wednesday afternoon.
While the appeals court didn’t refer to a complaint by state public
defender Paul DeWolfe Jr., he has made headlines by calling for Nalley’s
removal from the bench because the judge ordered a deputy to shock a
“rude” and “non-responsive” pro se defendant who wouldn’t stop talking.