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Category: Judiciary

Sen. Hill to serve on Judiciary Committee

Posted: January 03, 2017

AUGUSTA — Sen. Dawn Hill, D-York, has been appointed by the Senate President to the Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Judiciary, making...

Law to fund rebuilding of York County courthouse takes effect Friday

Posted: July 27, 2016

AUGUSTA — A new state law that provides $65 million for the construction of a new York County courthouse will take effect on Friday, July 29....

New laws protecting Mainers from sex abuse take effect Friday

Posted: July 27, 2016

AUGUSTA — Two new laws targeting sex offenders in Maine will take effect on Friday, July 29. “These new laws strengthen the systems that...

New law takes effect allowing families of homicide victims more time to pursue justice

Posted: July 27, 2016

AUGUSTA — A new law will take effect on Friday, July 29, that gives families of homicide victims up to six years to file civil actions related to...

Senate gives initial approval to Valentino bill to help ‘cold case’ families

Posted: March 23, 2016

AUGUSTA — The Maine Senate on Tuesday gave unanimous support to extend the statute of limitations for civil actions filed by the families of...

Families support Valentino bill to boost ‘cold case’ civil actions

Posted: March 11, 2016

AUGUSTA — Families of unsolved homicide victims voiced their support for a bill introduced by Sen. Linda Valentino, D-Saco, that would extend the...

Bill to help victims terminate rapists’ parental rights clears committee

Posted: March 03, 2016

AUGUSTA — A large bipartisan majority of lawmakers on the Legislature’s Judiciary endorsed a bill by Sen. Bill Diamond, D-Windham, to empower...

York County court upgrades clear committee with unanimous support

Posted: March 01, 2016

  AUGUSTA — A bill by Sen. Linda Valentino to construct a modern, consolidated courthouse in York County won the bipartisan endorsement of...

Valentino's bill to modernize York County courts receives broad support

Posted: February 24, 2016

AUGUSTA — A bill by Sen. Linda Valentino, D-Saco, would greenlight construction of a new courthouse in York County, designed to meet the needs of...

Diamond's bill would help rape victims sever their attackers parental rights

Posted: February 24, 2016

AUGUSTA — Advocates for Maine women and victims of sexual assault voiced their support Wednesday for a proposal in the Maine Legislature that would...