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Dec 1, 2023

Women attorneys in Maryland reflect on O’Connor’s impact and legacy

Noelle Newman said she distinctly remembers first hearing that quote from Sandra Day O’Connor, reminding her to embrace the help of others. O’Connor died Friday at 93 of complications related to advanced dementia and a respiratory illness, according to the U.S. Supreme Court in a news release.

Dec 1, 2023

Retired Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman on the Supreme Court, has died at age 93

WASHINGTON — Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, an unwavering voice of moderate conservatism and the first woman to serve on the nation’s highest court, died Friday. She was 93. O’Connor died in Phoenix, of complications related to advanced dementia and a respiratory illness, the Supreme Court said in a news release. Chief Justice […]

Dec 1, 2023

Texts about guns admissible at trial for firearm offenses, Md. appeals court rules

Text messages about trips to the gun range were admissible as evidence in the trial against a man accused of flashing a gun during a dispute days later, Maryland’s second-highest court ruled. The man, Ronald J. Francois, was prohibited from possessing a firearm, so the text messages were also evidence of prior “bad acts” — […]

Nov 30, 2023

Prior conviction not admissible against man accused in 2nd baby’s death, Md. high court rules

The Maryland Supreme Court declined to adopt the "doctrine of chances" to allow evidence of prior crimes against a man who was convicted of causing his child's death and then accused of killing his girlfriend's infant son five years later.

The Maryland Supreme Court (formerly the Court of Appeals) building in Annapolis. MF-D 9/20/04.
Nov 30, 2023

Md. appeals court orders co-tenant pay full cost of trustee in divorce proceeding

One co-tenant of a home can be ordered to pay the entire cost of a trustee’s services in a judicial sale of the home, the Maryland Appellate Court held.

Nov 30, 2023

Infrequent grand juries can mean long pretrial waits in jail in Mississippi, survey shows

JACKSON, Miss. — Most people in Mississippi’s county jails have been locked up at least three months without formal charges while waiting to go on trial. Some have longer wait times because two-thirds of the counties only convene grand juries two or three times a year, according to a survey released Thursday by a group that […]

Criminal Law Power List
Nov 30, 2023

Introducing The Daily Record’s 2023 Criminal Law Power List

The 23 people you’ll meet in this Power List are at the top of the criminal law profession across the breadth of Maryland.

Nov 30, 2023

ABA report, Maryland data show strong tilt toward women in law schools

More women than men are pursuing juris doctor degrees, a trend that is even more pronounced at Maryland's two law schools.

Former President Donald Trump waves as he steps off his plane at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport on Aug. 3, 2023, in Arlington, Virginia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Nov 29, 2023

Deutsche Bank was keen to land a ‘whale’ of a client in Trump, documents at fraud trial show

Deutsche Bank viewed Donald Trump as a “whale” of a client and was eager to land him , according to documents presented at Trump's civil fraud trial.

Cheri Nicole Simpkins
Nov 29, 2023

Gov. Moore appoints judges in Anne Arundel, Prince George’s counties

Maryland Gov. Wes Moore named new judges to the Anne Arundel County and Prince George's County circuit courts.

Former NFL football player Michael Oher, right, stands with his lawyers outside a courtroom in Memphis, Tennessee, on Nov. 29, 2023. A lawyer for the Memphis couple who took in Oher when he was in high school said Nov. 29, 2023, that references to Oher being their adopted son will be removed from the couple’s websites and public speaking materials as part of their legal battle over Oher’s finances. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz)
Nov 29, 2023

Couple to remove references to ex-Raven Michael Oher being adopted as part of legal battle

A lawyer for the Memphis couple who took in former Raven Michael Oher said references to Oher being their adopted son will be removed.

The Supreme Court is seen on June 30, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
Nov 29, 2023

Conservative Supreme Court justices seem open to attack on SEC

Conservative Supreme Court justices seemed open to a challenge to how the Securities and Exchange Commission fights fraud.

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