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STATE OF MARYLAND v. JAMES D. PROCTOR

Criminal procedure — Jury instructions — Advisory only

This is an appeal from an order of the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County granting post-conviction relief to appellee, James Proctor, because the advisory only jury instructions given in his case “resulted in structural error,” trial counsel was ineffective in
failing to object at trial, and his appellate counsel was ineffective in failing to raise the jury instruction issue on direct appeal.

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