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The closing argument – a perspective

The purpose of the closing argument is to incite jurors or a judge to render the decision you request. It is not about impressing listeners with your eloquence. According to the apocryphal tale, when listeners heard Demosthenes, they would remark, ...

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Judges may deny video replays in closing arguments, Md. high court says

Trial judges have broad discretion as to whether criminal-defense attorneys may replay trial testimony via video during closing arguments, Maryland’s top court ruled Thursday in upholding a Baltimore police officer’s conviction for shooting an unarmed man. In its decision, the ...

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Baltimore murder conviction reversed due to prosecutor’s error

The prosecution’s challenge to an accused murderer's testimony came too late, a Maryland appeals court has held, overturning the man’s conviction and life sentence.

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Jury begins deliberations in Alston case

ANNAPOLIS — Del. Tiffany T. Alston’s defense team put the prosecution on trial in its closing arguments to the jury Monday, saying the state prosecutor had engaged in “arrogance and abuse of power” in bringing a “meritless” charge of misdemeanor ...

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Attorneys rest case in trial of Md. delegate

ANNAPOLIS — Attorneys have rested their case in the trial of a Maryland lawmaker accused of theft and misconduct. Anne Arundel Circuit Court Judge Paul Harris Jr. gave instructions to the jury on Friday in the case of Del. Tiffany ...

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Closing arguments under way in Frederick stun-gun death trial

A lawyer is asking a federal jury in Baltimore to find that a former Frederick County sheriff’s deputy fatally shocked a Frederick man with an electric stun gun. Plaintiffs’ attorney Gregory Lattimer gave his closing argument Tuesday in the civil ...

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Prosecutor says Manning defied U.S. trust

FORT MEADE — An Army intelligence analyst defied the nation’s trust by indiscriminately pulling more than 700,000 documents from a supposedly secure computer network and giving reams of national secrets to WikiLeaks, a military prosecutor argued Thursday at the close ...

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