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KITTRELL BUDD v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal law — Sufficiency of the evidence — Attempted first-degree murder Appellant Kittrell Budd was convicted by a jury in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County of attempted first-degree murder and violation of a protective order. Appellant presents the following ...

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WILLARD TEMPLE ACKER v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Cross-examination by defense  — Prior inconsistent statement Appellant Willard Acker was convicted by a jury in the Circuit Court for Harford County of second-degree assault. Appellant presents the following questions for our review: “1. Did the Circuit ...

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ANNA BORKOWSKI v. STATE OF MARYLAND, et. al.

Criminal procedure — Victim’s statement of charges — Dismissal In March 2018, Anna Borkowski, appellant, filed in the District Court of Maryland for Baltimore County applications for a statement of charges, alleging that Matthew Chanin, Christopher Convers, and David Lyskawa ...

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KELVIN MOORE v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Jury instruction — Outside defendant’s presence On December 13, 2016, Kelvin Moore (“Appellant”) was tried before a jury in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City for (1) unlawful possession of a regulated firearm by a disqualified person; ...

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City Council passes bill banning ‘gag orders,’ sends it to mayor

Baltimore Mayor Bernard "Jack" Young speaks during a news conference announcing a new collaboration in an effort to reduce homelessness in Baltimore City, Tuesday, July 2, 2019, in Baltimore. Through the initiative, eligible Medicaid participants will receive permanent housing and services they need to prevent a return to homelessness. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

The Baltimore City Council unanimously passed the third reading of a bill Monday that would prohibit non-disparagement agreements, also referred to as “gag orders,” in police brutality and misconduct cases. The bill aims to prohibit settlements with the city that prevent claimants from discussing their experiences with police misconduct in public and with the press.

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FRANK BARNETT v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Criminal procedure — Brady violation — Impeachment evidence Appellant Frank Barnett was convicted by a jury in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City of wear, carry, and transport of a handgun on person; possession of a regulated firearm; and conspiracy ...

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