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Md. high court weighs if database key to judges’ names must be disclosed

An attorney for Maryland’s Administrative Office of the Courts on Monday defended its refusal to disclose the alphanumeric key used to identify District Court judges in the public Judiciary Case Search database, telling the state’s top court the key was ...

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‘Self-interested’ homeowners board must defend assessment, Md. court says

A North Bethesda homeowners association’s board composed entirely of townhouse owners must defend its decision to raise landscaping assessment fees on apartment dwellers against a claim the board members were self-interested, Maryland’s second-highest court ruled Thursday. In its reported decision, ...

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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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