Maryland's Court of Special Appeals ruled that a suspect's incriminating statement to an emergency medical technician was admissible in court even though the man did not receive a Miranda warning.
Welcome to Monday, the 118th anniversary of the Great Baltimore Fire. Here are some more news items. — Fired Human Rights Campaign president sues the group for alleged racial bias. — Tunisia’s president takes aim at nation’s judiciary. — Bill Cosby invokes the Fifth Amendment again. — Was Sarah Palin harmed by a New York […]
A woman suing her former employer for defamation after he reported her to the police for theft and fraud was not entitled to a stay of the civil suit to preserve her right against self-incrimination in a related criminal case, the Court of Appeals ruled Friday. Kristi Heffington and her husband sued Ronald F. Moser, his wife […]
Thirty years ago, the attorney for a missing Baltimore baby argued for a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that would force the mother to reveal the youngster’s whereabouts despite her asserted constitutional right against self-incrimination. Mitchell Y. Mirviss said Thursday that he was ready to explain to the justices how the mother’s compliance with a lawful […]
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an Anne Arundel County property owner’s argument the county’s statutory assessment of development-impact fees on people who build homes on their land is a taking of property for which the Constitution requires they be justly compensated.
In a final plea that the U.S. Supreme Court hear his appeal, an Anne Arundel County property owner argued the county’s statutory assessment of development-impact fees on people who build homes on their land is a taking of property for which the Constitution requires they be justly compensated.
Anne Arundel County is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to let stand a decision upholding the constitutionality of the county’s statutory assessment of development-impact fees on people who build homes on their land.
An Anne Arundel County property owner is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down as unconstitutional the county’s statutory assessment of development-impact fees on people who build homes on their land.
Prosecutors violated the constitutional rights of a subsequently convicted first-degree murderer by questioning him at trial about what he did not tell police after invoking his right to remain silent, a defense attorney told Maryland’s top court Tuesday.
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A prosecutor’s opening statement to the jury that the defendant “will tell you” about his setting fires doomed the state’s case from the start, Maryland’s top court has unanimously ruled in overturning a man’s conviction for trying to set his ex-girlfriend’s family car ablaze. The statement likely fueled the Prince George’s County jurors’ expectation that William Simpson would te[...]
The U.S. Supreme Court’s splintered ruling allowing a witness’ pre-arrest silence to be introduced at trial — its latest decision carving out more of the contours of defendants’ well-known right to remain silent — seemed at first blush to be a devastating blow to defense attorneys and their clients.