Dan Sparaco will remain a candidate for the Baltimore City Council.Read More »
Individuals alleging to have been defamed in an internal state investigation must prove their claim by “clear and convincing evidence” so as not to discourage those who have information for investigators from coming forward, an attorney for Maryland told the state’s top court Tuesday.Read More »
A criminal defense attorney urged Maryland’s top court Thursday to overturn a double first-degree murder conviction because it was based on an unreliable DNA test, while an attorney for the state pressed the judges to defer to a trial court’s acceptance of the genetic evidence linking the killer to the slayings.Read More »
Maryland’s top court will consider whether police officers who smell marijuana emanating from a car have probable cause to search the vehicle without a warrant even though possession of less than 10 grams of the drug has been merely a civil offense – not a crime – for the past two years.Read More »
Maryland’s top court grappled Thursday with whether trial judges can consider a prosecutor or criminal defense attorney’s perceived practice of striking would-be jurors because of their race in deciding if the lawyer’s non-discriminatory explanation for excluding individuals from the jury pool is true.
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