Maryland Court of Appeals Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera is addressing this year's graduates at the University of Baltimore School of Law's spring commencement.Read More »
People who voluntarily submit to questioning in a police station relinquish any claim to the perspiration they happen to leave behind on a chair – even when detectives examine the bodily fluid for DNA linking them to a crime, a divided Maryland high court ruled Wednesday.Read More »
Jaron Tyree Grade, who became a symbol of justice delayed when Maryland’s top court overturned his double-murder conviction and life sentence five-and-a-half years after hearing arguments, was resentenced to life in prison Wednesday after being convicted again of the September 2003 slayings at his retrial in Baltimore County Circuit Court.Read More »
Gov. Martin O'Malley has appointed Maryland Court of Appeals Judge Mary Ellen Barbera to be the first female chief judge of the state's highest court and also elevated Judge Shirley Watts from the Court of Special Appeals to the top court.Read More »
A lawyer for Del. Tiffany T. Alston said she will “sit out for just over a year” before seeking to have her law license reinstated, following her indefinite suspension Tuesday by the Maryland Court of Appeals.Read More »
Another year has passed, and convicted criminals Kevin C. Alston, Tony Lamont Haile and Jaron Tyree Grade are still waiting for word from Maryland’s top court.
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Maryland’s chief legal officer and its chief public defender are awaiting word from the U.S. Supreme Court on whether it will keep allowing the state’s police to collect DNA samples from people arrested for violent crimes, despite a Maryland high court ruling that bars the collections except when absolutely necessary to identify the arrestee.
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The Court of Appeals indefinitely suspended a lawyer for, among other things, practicing law without first getting his license reinstated after an earlier suspension. In a second case, the court issued a 60-day suspension to a lawyer who has previously ...Read More »
Maryland’s top court on Tuesday dealt a near-knockout blow to a state law that permits police to collect DNA samples from anyone arrested for a violent crime or attempting to commit one. In a 5-2 decision that reversed a cold-case ...Read More »