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Md. high court weighs language barrier’s effect on DUI case

Court of Appeals Judge Robert McDonald, writing for the majority, said Maryland is bound by the Interstate Agreement on Detainers’ call for prisoners to be returned to the state where they are already serving a criminal sentence. (Capital News Service Photo)

A police officer’s failure to advise a Spanish-speaking motorist of his rights in his spoken language and give directions in his native tongue should have rendered his failed breath alcohol and field sobriety tests inadmissible at his drunk-driving trial, a ...

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Judge orders Snow Hill detainees’ release amid COVID-19

This illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reveals ultrastructural morphology exhibited by coronaviruses. Note the spikes that adorn the outer surface of the virus, which impart the look of a corona surrounding the virion, when viewed electron microscopically. A novel coronavirus, named Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), was identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China in 2019. The illness caused by this virus has been named coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention image)

A federal judge Thursday ordered the release of two Worcester County Detention Center detainees after discovering a third detainee had exhibited symptoms of COVID-19 virus, information the jurist said was known but not disclosed to the court by either jail ...

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High court rules sex offender registration qualifies as ‘punishment’

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A sharply divided Maryland high court ruled Tuesday that a convict’s placement on the Sex Offender Registry qualifies as “punishment” for a sex offense, meaning that all elements of the crime required for placement – such as the victim’s age ...

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Baltimore judge assails constitutionality of Hogan’s judicial scorecard

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ANNAPOLIS – A Baltimore judge Tuesday assailed as constitutionally suspect Gov. Larry Hogan’s legislative proposal to require a state commission to compile the violent crime sentences handed down by each Maryland circuit court judge, saying the bill could spur harsher ...

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Justices decline Staples’ challenge to Maryland tax

A Staples Office Store on Goucher Boulevard in 2000. (The Daily Record file)

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear office supply giant Staples Inc.’s argument that Maryland’s tax assessment on fees the Massachusetts-based company collects from its Maryland franchisees violates the Constitution’s Due Process and Interstate Commerce clauses. The justices ...

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Staples seeks to challenge Md. tax in Supreme Court

In this June 17, 2019 photo, The Supreme Court is shown in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Office-supply giant Staples Inc. is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to review and strike down Maryland’s tax assessment on fees the Massachusetts-based company collects from its Maryland franchisees, saying such taxation of an out-of-state entity violates the Constitution’s Due Process ...

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