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Author Archives: Hope Keller

Hope Keller is Legal Editor of The Daily Record.

Suit challenges bond hearing policies, practices in Immigration Court

Attorneys for three jailed immigrants filed a class action lawsuit Thursday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore challenging what they say are unconstitutional bond hearing policies and practices of the Baltimore Immigration Court that lead to the arbitrary detention of ...

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Law Digest — Maryland Court of Appeals — Jan. 2, 2020

Maryland Court of Appeals Criminal Law; DUI: Where driver was cited for DUI after being found sleeping in his car, Administrative Law Judge erred when she found that driver was using car as a shelter and was not driving or ...

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Deposition trouble? No fear, the deus ex machina is here.

The unpredictability of a witness’ testimony hangs like a cloud over the most confident trial lawyers. The cloud darkens when contemplating the mistakes of your own witness; experiencing them at deposition can be like a thunderstorm in your mind. Imagine ...

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Mount Rushmore and the imperfections of heroism

For years, I’ve wanted to visit Mount Rushmore, and not long ago I finally got the chance. The monument, busts, or heads of four presidents, is a strikingly beautiful thing. And the four great men — Washington, Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt ...

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SARAH LYNN THODOS v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Illegal sentence — Inapplicable statute Appellant, Sarah Lynn Thodos, was indicted in the Circuit Court for Cecil County, Maryland, and charged with second-degree child abuse and neglect of a minor. Appellant pleaded guilty to neglect of a ...

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