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Author Archives: Tom Baden

Attention Maryland attorneys: Help us assess the state of your profession

We know the coronavirus pandemic affected the legal profession, just as it did professions of every sort in Maryland. But in what ways? Was a solo family law practitioner in Frederick County affected in the same manner as the criminal defense attorney ...

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Pennsylvania voters impose new limits on governor’s powers

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania voters became the first in the nation to curb their governor’s emergency powers, approving constitutional amendments proposed by Republican lawmakers angry over Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s handling of the COVID-19 outbreak. The vote on Tuesday’s statewide ...

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LAMONT JONES v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Charging document — Amendment Appellant Lamont Jones was indicted in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City and charged with possession of heroin with intent to distribute, possession of heroin, operating a vehicle in an unsafe condition, and ...

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Another divide when it comes to vaccine attitudes

Much has been written, understandably so, about the fault lines in U.S. society between those willing and often eager to take the COVID-19 vaccine and those disinclined to do so. The divides fall across racial lines. Black Americans, suspicious of ...

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JUSTIN JOMAL SEARLES v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Motion for new trial — Juror misconduct The day after his conviction for his role in a robbery, Justin Jomal Searles and his wife, Victoria Darby Searles, discovered a potential past feud between Victoria and the foreperson ...

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Lawsuit challenges admissions changes at elite Va. public school

FAIRFAX, Va. — More than a dozen middle schoolers and their families have filed a lawsuit seeking to block changes in the admissions process at an elite public high school in northern Virginia that has been ranked as the best ...

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IRS places tax lien against Baltimore prosecutor, lawmaker

A $45,000 tax lien for three years of unpaid federal taxes has been filed against the property of Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby and her husband Nick Mosby, a state lawmaker who is the Democratic nominee for Baltimore City Council ...

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Fauci to kick off Hopkins public health series

A virtual chat with Dr. Anthony Fauci will launch the Johns Hopkins University’s Health Policy Forum, a new quarterly series of discussions designed to support the university’s engagement with key policymakers on matters of public health. The forum, which will be held at ...

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