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Court of Appeals puts jury-waiver decisions to work

In a victory for state prosecutors, Maryland’s top court has vacated 10 intermediate appellate decisions that overturned the convictions of defendants who had waived their right to a jury trial. The court also vacated one decision that upheld a conviction.

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Jury or not: Working in reverse

As a commercial litigator, the trier of fact in a majority of my cases include judges or an arbitration panel. My preparation for each case, however, begins as if the matter is before a jury. Let me explain.

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Law blog roundup

Welcome to the final day of the 2012 session of the Maryland General Assembly and the roundup. Here are some items to get this last legislative day started. – Divorcing couples must find fault in England. – Russia drops charge ...

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The “X” factor in jury trials

This week, like so many in Maryland and around the nation, I awaited the jury’s verdict in the trial against George Huguely V for the murder of Yeardley Love in Charlottesville, Va. While the jury deliberated, many legal analysts and ...

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