A lawyer for Del. Tiffany T. Alston said she will “sit out for just over a year” before seeking to have her law license reinstated, following her indefinite suspension Tuesday by the Maryland Court of Appeals.Read More »
Another year has passed, and convicted criminals Kevin C. Alston, Tony Lamont Haile and Jaron Tyree Grade are still waiting for word from Maryland’s top court.
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Maryland’s chief legal officer and its chief public defender are awaiting word from the U.S. Supreme Court on whether it will keep allowing the state’s police to collect DNA samples from people arrested for violent crimes, despite a Maryland high court ruling that bars the collections except when absolutely necessary to identify the arrestee.
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The final year of Robert M. Bell’s tenure as chief judge of Maryland’s top court began Friday, when he turned 69 in a state where the constitution requires jurists to retire at 70.
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The Court of Appeals indefinitely suspended a lawyer for, among other things, practicing law without first getting his license reinstated after an earlier suspension. In a second case, the court issued a 60-day suspension to a lawyer who has previously ...Read More »
Maryland’s top court on Tuesday dealt a near-knockout blow to a state law that permits police to collect DNA samples from anyone arrested for a violent crime or attempting to commit one. In a 5-2 decision that reversed a cold-case ...Read More »
Maryland’s top court has upheld a man’s first-degree murder conviction and double-life sentence in a 2004 Baltimore slaying, rejecting his argument that a prosecution witness’s recorded pretrial statement to police should not have been played for the jury. But in ...Read More »
Maryland’s top court has reinstated a $200,000 damages award to a woman who was roused from her bed and assaulted by Prince George’s County deputy sheriffs executing an arrest warrant. In its 7-0 decision, the Court of Appeals said Kimberly ...Read More »
Criminal defendants have a right to counsel when their bail is set, Maryland’s top court unanimously held on Wednesday. Without finding a constitutional guarantee, the Court of Appeals said the state’s Public Defender Act entitles defendants to have a lawyer ...Read More »
A doctor’s willful failure to disclose to Maryland’s medical board that he had been sued for malpractice entitled the agency to sanction the physician for misconduct “in the practice of medicine,” the state’s top court has unanimously ruled. The Court ...Read More »