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Court of Appeals withdraws decision, letting murder conviction fall

Maryland’s highest court has withdrawn a decision it took nearly three years to issue — which, in turn, erased the murder conviction the Oct. 25 decision had revived. Monday’s one-sentence order offered little explanation for the court’s rare step, saying ...

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Top 5: ‘In the state of Maryland, it’s against the law.’

The start of a “robocall” trial involving one of former Gov. Robert Ehrlich’s top aides, a couple of Court of Appeals opinions and a Silver Spring man ordered to stop acting like a lawyer are among The Daily Record’s top ...

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‘CSI effect’ instruction faulted again

Maryland’s top court on Tuesday unanimously overturned a man’s conviction for sexually assaulting a 7-year-old girl in Salisbury, saying he was denied a fair trial because the judge told the jury that prosecutors did not need scientific evidence to prove ...

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‘Court of last resort,’ but not always the last word

WASHINGTON — Nothing about the Supreme Court — not its magnificent building atop Capitol Hill nor its very title — suggests that its word is anything other than final. Yet federal appellate judges and even state court judges sometimes find ways ...

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Supreme Court reinstates ‘shaken baby’ conviction

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has again reinstated the conviction of a California woman for shaking her 7-week-old grandson to death, a final ruling that ends a protracted dispute with the federal appeals court in San Francisco. The justices voted 6-3 ...

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