Tag Archives: Attorney-client privilege

Frosh urges justices to decline Germantown murderer’s appeal

FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2019 file photo, the Supreme Court is seen at sunset in Washington. The Supreme Court is ruling 5-4 to close the courthouse door on the parents of a Mexican teenager who was shot dead over the border by an American agent. The court's five conservative justices ruled Tuesday that the parents could not sue Border Patrol Agent Jesus Mesa Jr., who killed their unarmed 15-year-old son in 2010.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Maryland’s attorney general has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to let stand the first-degree murder conviction and life sentence of a woman who killed her husband’s ex-wife in Germantown seven years ago. In papers filed Friday with the justices, Brian ...

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Justices show interest in hearing Germantown murderer’s appeal

People walk outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, March 16, 2020. The Supreme Court announced Monday that it is postponing arguments for late March and early April because of the coronavirus, including fights over subpoenas for President Donald Trump's financial records. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

The U.S. Supreme Court has shown interest in hearing the appeal of a woman sentenced to life in prison for the first-degree murder of her husband’s ex-wife in Germantown seven years ago. The justices have asked the Maryland Attorney General’s ...

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Federal prosecutors seek rehearing on law firm search ruling

Ken Ravenell, Baltimore Attorney wtih the city skyline in the background. MF-D 3/22/06.

Federal prosecutors are seeking review of an appellate decision that invalidated their method of searching potentially privileged law firm files last year. Prosecutors seized files and emails from Brown, Goldstein & Levy LLP last year as part of an investigation into ...

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4th Circuit orders magistrate, not feds, to review materials seized from law firm

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, housed at the Lewis F. Powell Jr. U.S. Courthouse in Richmond, xxx (U.S. General Services Administration)

A federal appeals court ordered the review materials seized from a law firm in June to be reassigned from prosecutors to a magistrate judge Thursday. Attorneys appeared before the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Tuesday to argue the appropriateness of ...

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Chief justice offers advice at middle-school commencement

Lyle Denniston, far left, holds court with Chief Justice John Roberts, far right, in the fall of 2005.
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Welcome to Monday, the 39th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the Federal Communications Commission’s prohibition on George Carlin’s seven “filthy words.” Here are some news items to get your week started. — The chief justice has advice for ...

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Plaintiffs in alleged kickback class-action seek second Creig Northrop deposition

Attorneys in a class-action lawsuit against one of Maryland’s largest real estate groups believe a six-word email could help prove an alleged kickback scheme. The plaintiffs’ lawyers want Creig Northrop of The Creig Northrop Team P.C. to appear for a ...

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Rockville’s job-bias report remains off-limits

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The City of Rockville will not have to share a 2012 report it commissioned on employment discrimination with a former employee who claims he was underpaid and ultimately fired because of his race. A federal magistrate judge in Greenbelt ruled that the attorney-client privilege protects the report that Courtney L. Morgan, who is black, sought in his racial discrimination suit.

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