Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

Tag Archives: Brady v. Maryland

State’s late disclosure need not be Brady violation, Md. appeals court says

In sending the case back to the circuit court, the appellate court said it was taking no position on defense counsel’s claim that the prosecution had violated discovery rules and that dismissal of the charges should be the sanction.

Read More »

Maryland high court disbars former Harford state’s attorney

A unanimous Maryland high court Friday disbarred retired Harford County State’s Attorney Joseph I. Cassilly for having withheld a potentially exculpatory report from the defense in a decades-old murder case and for misleading a judge about the study’s existence. The ...

Read More »

Md. high court upholds conviction of graduating teens’ killer

A unanimous Maryland high court has upheld a man’s first-degree murder conviction in the killing of two Montgomery County teenagers on the eve of their high school graduation, saying the prosecution’s failure to disclose the investigators’ interview with a witness’s ...

Read More »

Brady disclosure does not apply to guilty pleas, Md. high court says

Maryland prosecutors need not tell defendants about the past dishonesty of the state’s witnesses before a guilty plea is entered, Maryland’s top court unanimously ruled Friday in upholding the drug possession conviction of a man whose main accuser had a ...

Read More »

Killer of graduating teens appeals conviction in Md. high court

The attorney for a convicted killer of two Montgomery County teenagers on the eve of their high school graduation urged Maryland’s top court Thursday to overturn the first-degree murder conviction, saying the state’s failure to disclose the investigators’ interview with ...

Read More »

Md. high court weighs if Brady disclosure applies to guilty pleas

A defense attorney and a lawyer for the state battled last week before Maryland’s top court over whether the Constitution requires prosecutors to tell defendants about the past dishonesty of the state’s witness before a guilty plea is entered. Assistant ...

Read More »