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Two of three fired Maryland public defender lawyers have been unfired

Aug 25, 2009 Two of three fired Maryland public defender lawyers have been unfired

Some days life seems no clearer than a Zen koan.

Last Friday, I blogged about the abrupt termination of Maryland’s Public Defender Nancy Forster by a 2-1 board vote. However, the same abruptly-fired chief Public Defender apparently abruptly fired two public defender lawyers just hours before the public announcement of Ms. Forster’s own firing last Friday.

Now serving as acting Maryland Public Defender is Elizabeth Julian, whom I met not long after starting with the Maryland Public Defender’s Office in 1991. Ms. Julian reversed Nancy Forster’s abrupt firings of senior public defender lawyers David Addison and 18-year veteran Jerri Peyton-Braden, whom I have known for many years. 

Sometimes life is a mystery wrapped in an enigma drenched in taco sauce.

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