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Justice delayed: Virus upends court systems across US

In approving the proposal to amend Rule 702, the advisory committee was blunt in its criticism of federal courts for not adhering to the previous iteration of the rule.

BOSTON — Courthouses shuttered. Thousands of trials on hold. Legal deadlines pushed. The coronavirus pandemic has crippled the U.S. legal system, creating constitutional dilemmas as the accused miss their days in court. The public health crisis could build a legal ...

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Md. courts to suspend non-essential activities, postpone jury trials

Court of Appeals Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera says the proposed name change necessary because the current moniker is “the source of much confusion.” (The Daily Record/File Photo)

Maryland courts will suspend all non-essential judicial activities effective immediately and suspend all jury trials beginning Monday in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera issued an order Thursday evening suspending out-of-state and out-of-country travel, requiring the minimization ...

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Opinions – 4/18/13: 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

Constitutional Law Free speech in schools  BOTTOM LINE: When a student wore shirts that displayed the Confederate flag in a community where racial tensions continued to exist, such speech threatened to disrupt school and school officials could prohibit or punish ...

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Law digest: 2/21/13

MARYLAND COURT OF APPEALS  Professional Responsibility, Disbarment: Disbarment was the appropriate sanction where attorney violated Title 16 of the Maryland Rules and many of the Maryland Lawyers’ Rules of Professional Conduct, including those involving the mishandling and misappropriation of client ...

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