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Dennis M. Sweeney: How many strikes are enough?

Last September, three men were tried together in Baltimore City Circuit Court for the murder of former Baltimore City Councilman Kenneth Harris. Given that the charges carried the possible sentence of life imprisonment and there were multiple defendants, Judge David ...

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June 1 marks anniversary of having women on Maryland juries

In February 1931, when Sara Whitehurst stepped from a specially chartered train in Annapolis with 200 other women from Baltimore, she was optimistic that a long-sought priority of Maryland women’s social, professional and business groups would soon be accomplished. Whitehurst ...

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Editorial Advisory Board: Fair and square for girls

House Bill 394 is a simple bill giving a simple directive to the Department of Juvenile Services: Provide the girls you serve with “a range and quality of services substantially equivalent to those offered to males.” It is hard to ...

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Judge on the Jury: Hearkening, then and now

In the winter of 1892, the schooner Martha E. Moore was discovered by the authorities to have been illegally dredging for oysters within the “prohibited waters” of the Chesapeake Bay. The Anne Arundel County Grand Jury indicted the schooner master, ...

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