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Appellate Courts

Law digest – 7/16/14

MARYLAND COURT OF SPECIAL APPEALS  Criminal Procedure, Waiver of right to counsel: Where trial court failed to determine and announce on the record that defendant “knowingly and voluntarily” waived his right to counsel, defendant’s discharge of counsel was not in ...

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EEOC background-check guidance attracts new scrutiny

Two years after a guidance warning employers against the overly-broad use of criminal background checks to screen potential new hires was issued by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, it is drawing renewed criticism from employers, business groups and lawmakers who say it is cumbersome at best and dangerous at worst.

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Law digest – 7/9/14

MARYLAND COURT OF APPEALS  Constitutional Law, Sex offender registration: Retroactive application of the federal Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act is unconstitutional under Maryland law, notwithstanding the registration obligations placed directly on individuals by SORNA. Department of Public Safety and ...

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