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Out-of-state defense lawyers urge justices to hear Frederick killer’s appeal

In this June 17, 2019 photo, The Supreme Court is shown in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

In an appeal pending before the U.S. Supreme Court, criminal defense attorneys from outside the state have assailed Maryland’s “rigid” rule enabling prosecutors to prosecute cold cases so long as the prosecution’s delay in securing an indictment was not designed to give the state a tactical advantage over the defendant.

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Barrett vows to interpret laws ‘as they are written’

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett is sworn in during her Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. (Erin Schaff/The New York Times via AP, Pool)

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett declared Monday that Americans “deserve an independent Supreme Court that interprets our Constitution and laws as they are written," encapsulating her conservative approach to the law that has Republicans excited about the prospect of her taking the place of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsbur g before Election Day.

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