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Author Archives: Steve Lash

Steve Lash covers federal and Maryland appellate courts and the General Assembly’s judiciary committees for The Daily Record. He joined the newspaper in 2008 after spending nearly 20 years covering the U.S. Supreme Court and legal affairs for several publications, including the Houston Chronicle, Cox Newspapers, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and West’s Legal News. Lash, a graduate of American University’s Washington College of Law, is a member of the U.S. Supreme Court and Maryland bars.

This blog could land me in court

I have lectured my high-school daughter often that everything she posts on Facebook can and will be seen by college-admissions officers. What I neglected to tell her — and what I discovered the hard way — is that attorneys can ...

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More training for lawyers in Maryland?

Active Maryland lawyers would be required to take 10 hours of continuing legal education courses annually beginning Jan. 1 under a proposal headed to the states’ highest court.  No date has been set for the Court of Appeals to vote ...

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Judges review exclusion of court spectators

ANNAPOLIS — A Washington County judge’s exclusion of two spectators from a robbery trial either violated the defendant’s constitutional right to be tried publicly or was a valid exercise of judicial discretion to prevent witness intimidation in the courtroom, attorneys ...

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Court overturns double-murder conviction

“That’s not going to happen” was not an appropriate response upon learning that an accused double-murderer wanted to fire his attorney, the Court of Special Appeals has held. The state’s intermediate court overturned two first-degree murder convictions against Larry Livingston ...

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