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Md. high court to weigh if fleeing Black man gives police reasonable suspicion

The Baltimore Police Department says it is seeing success with its Crisis Response Team since its inception nearly six months ago. (Chelsea Jones/Capital News Service file photo.)

Maryland’s top court will weigh whether a Black man’s speedy departure upon seeing Baltimore police in a high-crime area gives officers reasonable suspicion of criminal activity to stop him.

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Failure to object at trial does not waive evidentiary appeal, Md. high court says

Attention criminal defense attorneys: You do not lose your right to appeal the denial of a pretrial motion to suppress evidence if you decline to object to the introduction of that evidence at trial. In a unanimous decision, Maryland’s top ...

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4th Circuit upholds near $10M award to Montgomery Park for broken lease

A former tenant that broke its lease at the Montgomery Park office building in Baltimore remains on the hook for nearly $10 million after a federal appeals court held Tuesday that the landlord made “commercially reasonable” but unsuccessful efforts to ...

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Appeals court upholds Md. ban on gun possession by nonviolent convicts

Maryland’s ban on gun possession by someone sentenced to more than two years in prison for a nonviolent crime does not violate the constitutional right to keep and bear arms, the state’s second-highest court ruled Wednesday. In its reported decision, ...

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High court returns Md. assault weapons ban challenge to 4th circuit, cites Bruen

Semi-automatic rifles fill a wall at a gun shop in Lynnwood, Washington. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday sent a constitutional challenge to Maryland’s ban on semiautomatic assault-style weapons back to a lower court with instructions that it apply the justices’ broad interpretation of the Second Amendment right to keep and bear ...

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