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Supreme Court declines convicted Md. child molester’s appeal

FILE - This Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012 file photo shows the U.S. Supreme Court Building Washington. The court is setting an election-season review of racial preference in college admissions, agreeing Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012 to consider new limits on the contentious issue of affirmative action programs. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a former Silver Spring elementary school teacher’s argument that his conviction for having sexually abused students should be overturned because the trial judge refused to allow testimony regarding his appropriate behavior ...

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Convicted Md. child molester appeals to Supreme Court

The justices have not stated when they will vote on John Vigna v. Maryland, No. 20-992. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

A former Silver Spring elementary school teacher convicted of having sexually abused students has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to review and overturn his conviction, saying testimony regarding his appropriate behavior toward pupils should have been permitted at trial. In ...

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Split Md. high court allows behavior testimony in sex abuse cases

The Court of Appeals builiding in Annapolis. MF-D 9/20/04.

People accused of sexually abusing a child may present testimony at trial from individuals attesting to the defendants’ appropriate behavior toward children in their care, Maryland’s top court has ruled over the objection of two judges who said such testimonials ...

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