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Prosecutors testify for bill to limit judges

Prosecutors lined up yesterday to express enthusiasm for a bill that would limit judges’ discretionary powers to revise sentences in criminal cases.Introduced by Del. Anthony G. Brown, D-Prince George’s, HB 62 would limit to one year the time in which ...

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Detention center wrist-band was not identifiable prison attire, CSA holds

A wrist-band from the Baltimore City Detention Center was not identifiable as “prison attire” that could have prejudiced the defendant’s right to a fair trial, the Court of Special Appeals has held.The decision affirms Michael A. Williams’ conviction on cocaine ...

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Right to COLA benefit not affected by pre-existing impairment – CSA

The workers’ compensation law is blind to pre-existing impairments when determining eligibility for a cost of living adjustment to an award of permanent, total disability benefits, the Court of Special Appeals has held. The decision reverses the circuit court and ...

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Bell’s budget glass: Half empty or half full≠

Additional Resources Budget Documents (PDF)Department of Legislative ServicesSenate Budget and Taxation CommitteeHouse Appropriations Committee You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view PDF documents. You may download a free version here. Chief Judge Robert M. Bell will get far less than ...

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Suit claiming movie caused shooting tossed outA Louisiana judge yesterday threw out a lawsuit against director Oliver Stone that claimed his movie, “Natural Born Killers,’’ led to a young couple’s bloody crime spree. State Judge Bob Morrison dismissed the case ...

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Angelos and the courting of Angeletti, Part II: The former judge takes the job

Retired Judge Edward T. Angeletti started at the Angelos firm last week, according to his new boss. ‘You found me, I’m here, there’s nothing secret about it,’ Angeletti said yesterday. Related Stories Angeletti Takes Himself Out; (August 1, 2000)Heller Says ...

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Hearing date for truck forfeiture was timely under drug law, CSA holds

In property forfeiture cases, courts must set a trial date within 60 days of the filing of an answer, but the trial need not be conducted with that period, the Court of Special Appeals has held. The reported opinion, written ...

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Excavation business can stay, despite change in zoning laws, CSA holds

Because a Calvert County excavator had vested rights in a special exception use, the county board of appeals properly refused to apply an intervening change to the zoning ordinance that prohibited that use, the Court of Special Appeals held Friday.This ...

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CSA reverses, remands murder conviction

A man convicted of murdering an acquaintance who “disrespected” him is entitled to a new trial, the Court of Special Appeals held Friday.The trial judge erred during jury selection by allowing a group of prospective jurors to determine their own ...

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