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Justice delayed in Maryland Court of Appeals

Attorneys have been telling me — on deep background — that they are still waiting for the Maryland Court of Appeals to render decisions in cases they or their law partners argued years ago before the high court.

The calls from these lawyers have come in response to The Daily Record article last Thursday that the court had unanimously granted a convicted drug dealer a new trial more than 2-1/2 years after his appeal had been argued on Oct. 6. 2008, during which time he remained in prison. Attorneys quoted in that article said such delays were unusual but not unheard of.

The incoming calls indicate that the long time lapse between argument and decision might not be that unusual.

Do any of you have any long-pending cases before the Court of Appeals?

Please call me at 443-524-8162 or email me at Steve.Lash@TheDailyRecord.com.