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Maryland Judges’ Personal Information Protection Law

Maryland Governor Wes Moore recently enacted a law that aims to protect the personal information of judges by removing it from the internet. This legislative move was driven by a significant concern for the safety and security of judiciary members, particularly after a distressing event involving Judge Andrew Wilkinson of Hagerstown, who was fatally shot outside his residence shortly after issuing a ruling in a contentious custody case.

The new Maryland law is designed to prevent access to the home addresses and other sensitive contact information of judges, effectively shielding them from potential threats. This law represents a proactive step to ensure that individuals serving in the judiciary are afforded the maximum protection possible, acknowledging the risks associated with their roles in administering justice


Patricia M Campbell 1932-2024

Pat graduated from Fannett Township High School in 1950 and received her BA in Education from, known then as, Shippensburg State Teachers College. .

James Patrick McNally III 1947-2024

James was known for his dedication and excellence in his professional career, where he made lasting contributions and built strong relationships with his colleagues.

Brenda Jackson Liu 1945-2024

Upon retirement, Brenda worked as a part-time nurse at the Migrant Health in Gettysburg. During this time she traveled to migrant camps all over Pennsylvania.

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On January 1, 2022, the torch was passed to Nathan Neil and his firm, Neil Publishing, LLC. Neil, a local entrepreneur with multiple thriving businesses in Chambersburg, shares Vicky's fervent commitment to both the community and the world of local journalism.

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