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Law Digest — Maryland Court of Appeals — Sept. 3, 2020

Maryland Court of Appeals Constitutional Law; Rational basis review: A city ordinance prohibiting mobile vendors from parking their food trucks within 300 feet of a competing retail establishment satisfied the applicable rational basis test because the rule was rationally related ...

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Law Digest — Court of Appeals, Court of Special Appeals — Aug. 27, 2020

  Maryland Court of Appeals Criminal Procedure; Ineffective assistance of counsel: Where the motions court held in abeyance the defendant’s motion to modify a sentence under Rule 4-345(e), which grants a court revisory power over a sentence up until the  ...

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Law Digest — Court of Special Appeals — Aug. 20, 2020

Maryland Court of Special Appeals Administrative Law; Disciplinary proceedings: In administrative disciplinary actions by the Baltimore Police Department against 15 Baltimore police officers, where the police commissioner’s designee failed to indicate his approval of the disciplinary actions by signing the ...

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Law Digest — Maryland Court of Appeals — Aug. 13, 2020

Maryland Court of Appeals Administrative Law; Enforcement: The circuit court did not err in declining to issue a writ of mandamus to enforce a legally erroneous order of an administrative law judge which called for the Motor Vehicle Administration to ...

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Law Digest — Court of Appeals, Court of Special Appeals — Aug. 6, 2020

Maryland Court of Appeals Criminal Law; Merger: Where it was unclear from the record whether the jury based the defendant’s convictions for second-degree assault and fourth-degree sexual offense on the same or different acts, under the merger rule articulated in ...

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Law Digest — Maryland Court of Special Appeals — July 23, 2020

Maryland Court of Special Appeals Criminal Procedure; Collateral estoppel: Where, in a prior criminal case in which the defendant was ultimately acquitted of criminal charges, the defendant’s motion to suppress evidence was denied based on the court’s finding that police ...

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Law Digest — Maryland Court of Appeals — July 9, 2020

Maryland Court of Appeals Criminal Procedure; Interstate compacts: Temporary custody under the Interstate Agreement on Detainers, which provides for the transfer of a prisoner from the jurisdiction of incarceration to the “temporary custody” of the jurisdiction where charges are pending, ...

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Law Digest — Maryland Court of Appeals — July 2, 2020

Maryland Court of Appeals Criminal Procedure; Bifurcation of trials: In the defendant’s criminal trial, the trial court did not abuse its discretion in denying the defendant’s motion to bifurcate the charge of possession of a regulated firearm by a prohibited ...

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