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Md. high court sets admissibility standard for Facebook ‘unfriending’

“Here, we unequivocally hold that, despite the circumstance – and our recognition – that jury nullification sometimes occurs, jury nullification is not authorized in Maryland and a jury does not have the right to engage in jury nullification,” Judge Shirley M. Watts wrote for the high court majority. (The Daily Record/File Photo)

Maryland’s top court has unanimously reinstated an attempted armed robbery conviction, saying the trial judge properly allowed the jury to hear damning evidence that the defendant “unfriended” from his Facebook page his alleged accomplice just hours after that person was ...

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High court will consider if ‘defriending’ goes to jury

The Court of Appeals builiding in Annapolis. MF-D 9/20/04.

Maryland’s top court will join a social network and evidentiary rules when it considers whether a jury was properly permitted to hear damning evidence that a Facebook profile owner “defriended” his alleged accomplice just hours after that person was killed ...

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Social media-savvy lawyers connect via Md. Facebook group

(Facebook) The cover photo for the Maryland Lawyers Facebook group.

Today, lawyers who are increasingly social media-savvy are turning to Facebook to refer prospective clients, ask questions and discuss legal matters. Towson family law attorney Stuart Axilbund has helped to cultivate the “Maryland Lawyers” Facebook group, which now has just ...

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Judge bars enforcement of Maryland online political ad law

Salisbury University student Jake Burdett allegedly live-streamed a meeting on Facebook with a staffer for Rep. Andy Harris.

ANNAPOLIS — A federal judge says a Maryland law aimed at addressing foreign interference in local elections on social media platforms such as Facebook appears to overstep the First Amendment. The law requires certain media websites to publish online ad ...

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