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Law digest: 10/22/12

MARYLAND COURT OF APPEALS

Criminal procedure, Certiorari improvidently granted: After hearing argument, the Court of Appeals decided that the petition and cross-petition for writ of certiorari had been improvidently granted and dismissed the petition and cross-petition with costs. Spence v. State, No. 17, Sept. Term 2012. RecordFax No. 12-1009-21, 2 pages.

Professional Responsibility, Application for admission to bar: The court accepted the favorable recommendation of the State Board of Law Examiners. In the Matter of the Application of Van Dusen, Misc. No. 6. RecordFax No. 12-1005-20, 2 pages.

Professional responsibility, Sanction by consent: The court ordered that John K. Burkhardt be indefinitely suspended by consent and imposed conditions should he seek reinstatement. Attorney Grievance Commission v. Burkhardt, No. Misc. AG 65, Sept. Term 2011. RecordFax No. 12-1005-21, 2 pages.

Professional Responsibility, Sanction by consent: The court ordered the immediate disbarment by consent of Michael Kenneth Decker. Attorney Grievance Commission v. Decker, No. Misc. AG 16, Sept. Term 2012. RecordFax No. 12-1018-20, 1 page.

Professional responsibility, Sanction by consent: The court ordered that Allison Elizabeth Novelli be disbarred by consent. Attorney Grievance Commission v. Novelli, Misc. AG 26, Sept. Term 2012. RecordFax No. 12-1009-20, 1 page.

Professional Responsibility, Sanction by consent: The court ordered that Carren Susan Oler be indefinitely suspended by consent, effective immediately. Attorney Grievance Commission v. Oler, No. Misc. AG 48, Sept. Term 2012. RecordFax No. 12-1017-20, 1 page.

Professional Responsibility, Sanction by consent: The court ordered that Terri Lynn Sneider be placed on inactive status by consent. Attorney Grievance Commission v. Sneider, No. Misc. AG 46, Sept. Term 2012. RecordFax No. 12-1016-20, 1 page.

COURT OF SPECIAL APPEALS

Constitutional law, Retroactive effect of Supreme Court rulings: The holdings of Padilla v. Kentucky, 130 S. Ct. 1473 (2010), and Denisyuk v. State, 422 Md. 462 (2011), did not apply retroactively to defendant, where defendant did not raise a Sixth Amendment claim in his petition for a writ of error coram nobis and only raised the issue of the voluntariness of his plea in light of the fact that he was not advised about deportation consequences of his conviction. Miller v. State, No. 1907, Sept. Term, 2009. RecordFax No. 12-0926-05, 75 pages.

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