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Sitting Judges Discuss Fourth Amendment Rights

April 3, 2013

Judges from each level of the Maryland courts and a federal judge will discuss “The Fourth Amendment: The Government Can Do What without a Warrant?” at the annual Forum on the Judiciary to be held Wednesday, April 10, starting at 6 p.m. at Anne Arundel Community College. Sponsored by the Legal Studies Institute at AACC, the free panel discussion will meet in the Cade Center for Fine Arts Room 219 on the Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway.

Discussion will focus on privacy issues involving strip searches, blood testing and DNA collection.

Judges planning to participate include:
• Chief Judge Robert M. Bell, Court of Appeals of Maryland
• Chief Magistrate Judge William Connelly, United States District Court for the District of Maryland
• Judge Timothy E. Meredith, Court of Special Appeals of Maryland
• Judge Laura S. Kiessling, Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County
• Chief Judge Ben C. Clyburn, District Court of Maryland
• Master in Chancery, Cynthia M. Ferris, Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County

AACC’s Legal Studies Institute offers credit and noncredit legal education programs and training. The Paralegal Studies degree and certificate programs are approved by the American Bar Association. AACC also offers a pre-law transfer degree program in Law and Jurisprudence and continuing legal education (CLE) for practicing attorneys, mediators, paralegals and other legal professionals. For information about the programs, call 410-777-7323 or visit the website,