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Defendants’ rights not violated by masked prospective jurors, Md. appeals court says

A defendant’s constitutional right to view prospective jurors as they answer questions was not violated by the pandemic-spurred mandate that they wear masks, Maryland’s second-highest court ruled.

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Md. high court weighs exception to mandatory voir dire question

A defense attorney and a lawyer for the state battled at Maryland’s high court Monday over whether a judge’s failure to ask prospective jurors if they respect a criminal defendant’s constitutional right not to testify invalidates a subsequent conviction or ...

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