A Republican-backed bill to prevent judges from releasing before trial certain defendants charged with a violent crime drew criticism from defense attorneys.
Attorneys for Hae Min Lee’s brother argued that Adnan Syed’s murder conviction should be reinstated because her family was denied adequate opportunity to testify before the guilty verdict was vacated.
A Maryland appeals court Wednesday upheld the first-degree murder conviction of a white man who stabbed to death a Black U.S. Army 2nd lieutenant at the University of Maryland five years ago, saying the jury was validly permitted to hear evidence that the killer belonged to a neo-Nazi group and stored racially offensive memes on […]
Maryland's failure to disclose potentially exculpatory evidence requires dismissal of charges only when a new and fair trial is impossible, appeals court says.
A criminal defendant cannot receive a fair jury trial when a bailiff wears a face mask emblazoned with the pro-police “thin blue line” flag during the court proceeding, a defense attorney told Maryland’s top court.
Maryland’s top court will weigh if defendant’s right to a fair trial is inherently violated by a bailiff wearing a "thin blue line" face mask in the courtroom.
Judges oppose Gov. Larry Hogan’s call for a bill requiring that a commission compile the sentences each circuit court judge renders against violent criminals.
The Supreme Court declined to consider if a prosecutor was obligated to tell the jury or merely defense counsel that the state’s star witness falsely testified.
A criminal defendant’s right to an unbiased jury is not necessarily violated by the courtroom presence of a bailiff wearing a face mask emblazoned with the pro-police “thin blue line” flag during trial, Maryland’s second-highest court ruled Wednesday in upholding a child abuse conviction. But the Court of Special Appeals also called it a good […]
A judge violated a convict's rights by denying his request to have his mother testify and to prepare a report before sentencing, Maryland’s top court ruled.
Defendants need not know they were wearing, carrying or transporting a handgun to be found guilty of the crime, Maryland’s high court unanimously rules.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a convicted rapist and murderer’s argument that his constitutional right to due process was violated during the 20-year span between the brutal slaying of a teenage girl in Frederick and his indictment and trial. Without comment, the justices let stand a Maryland Court of Special Appeals […]