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CSA Reverses Murder Conviction

Shoddy documentation and authentication of gunshot primer-residue tests by a Baltimore City police technician required the reversal of a second-degree murder conviction, the Court of Special Appeals held yesterday.The results of the test were inadmissible because the state failed to ...

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Courts See Spike in Fen-Phen Cases

Despite gaining approval last month of the settlement of a nationwide class-action suit, the makers and distributors of the diet drug fenfluramine — half the “fen-phen” cocktail — have a long road of litigation ahead of them.“There have been between ...

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Garrett College Offers Juvenile Justice ProgramGarrett Community College will offer the state’s first degree program in juvenile justice, a program embraced by state officials nine months after Maryland-run boot camps were shut down because of alleged abuses by guards. The ...

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Former Supermax Guard Sues for $30M

A former prison guard who claims he was handcuffed and abused by his shift supervisor following an incident at Supermax filed a $30 million lawsuit yesterday against his former employer. Jamie B. Saffell, 28, alleges that Division of Correction Maj. ...

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