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Tag Archives: capital punishment

Opinions – 10/11/11: Maryland Court of Appeals (access required)

Constitutional Law Capital punishment BOTTOM LINE: The Maryland death penalty statute, which allows the jury to find by a preponderance of the evidence that aggravating circumstances outweigh mitigating circumstances, did not violate defendant’s Sixth Amendment right to a jury trial. ...

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Editorial Advisory Board: Maryland’s death penalty belongs in the past

Maryland does and does not have capital punishment. It’s on the books, and our Death Row hosts five murderers to prove it. But no one has been executed here since 2005, when a chemical cocktail made its way through Wesley ...

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Death penalty debated before committee

ANNAPOLIS — A former Maryland House Speaker and a man who served time on death row before being exonerated urged lawmakers Tuesday to repeal capital punishment in the state. Opposing them were a county state’s attorney and law enforcement associations, ...

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