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On ‘thin blue line’ imagery at trials, Maryland appeals court issues caution

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 ...

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Supreme Court declines convicted Md. child molester’s appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a former Silver Spring elementary school teacher’s argument that his conviction for having sexually abused students should be overturned because the trial judge refused to allow testimony regarding his appropriate behavior ...

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Convicted Md. child molester appeals to Supreme Court

A former Silver Spring elementary school teacher convicted of having sexually abused students has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to review and overturn his conviction, saying testimony regarding his appropriate behavior toward pupils should have been permitted at trial. In ...

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Frosh urges justices to decline Frederick killer’s cold case appeal

Maryland’s attorney general has urged the U.S. Supreme Court not 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 ...

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Out-of-state defense lawyers urge justices to hear Frederick killer’s appeal

In an appeal pending before the U.S. Supreme Court, criminal defense attorneys from outside the state have assailed Maryland’s “rigid” rule enabling prosecutors to prosecute cold cases so long as the prosecution’s delay in securing an indictment was not designed to give the state a tactical advantage over the defendant.

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