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Appellate Courts

Convicted killer seeks high court review, claims racial bias in appellate opinion

Racially charged comments so permeated a recently reported Maryland appeals court opinion that a convicted killer deserves a new hearing before an impartial appellate body, the Black convict’s attorney argued.

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Justices deny Cameroonian’s appeal of Md. termination of parental rights

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a Cameroonian father’s bid to restore his parental rights that were terminated by a Maryland court he claims had no personal jurisdiction over him.

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Md. high court will weigh if ‘CSI-effect’ rulings apply retroactively

The Maryland Court of Appeals will consider whether a general prohibition on judges telling prospective or sitting jurors that prosecutors need not present scientific evidence to prove a defendant’s guilt applies to criminal convictions reached before the high court issued ...

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4th Circuit rules for Md. borrower in credit-reporting case

A mortgage lender must stop sending overdue-payment information to credit agencies once the debtor notifies the lender in writing why he or she believes the reported debt is not overdue, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday in a case brought ...

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