Daily Archives: October 6, 2011

Court of Special Appeals overturns murder verdict

Maryland’s intermediate appeals court Thursday overturned a first-degree murder conviction in Baltimore, saying the trial judge had violated the defendant’s right to a fair trial by asking prospective jurors if they could convict someone without scientific evidence. That question illegally ...

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Charles C. Haynes: High court, high stakes for religious freedom

A church-state dispute about employment discrimination argued before the U.S. Supreme Court this week doesn’t have the headline appeal of culture-war battles over “prayer in school” or crèches in courthouse lobbies. But pay close attention: The outcome in Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical ...

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