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Baltimore man appeals carjacking conviction to Supreme Court

A Baltimore man who led police on a high-speed car chase into Fort Meade five years ago has appealed his subsequent carjacking conviction to the U.S. Supreme Court. In papers filed with the justices this month, Dontae Small argued through ...

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Md. high court will consider whether MTA police violated Fourth Amendment

ANNAPOLIS – Maryland’s top court will consider whether state transit officers violated the constitutional rights of light rail passengers by putting on a show of force in conducting a sweep of the train cars to ensure fares were paid. The ...

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MTA police violated Fourth Amendment, appeals court says

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The Maryland Transit Administration violated the constitutional rights of light rail passengers when MTA officers put on a show of force in conducting a sweep of the train cars to ensure fares were paid, the state’s second-highest court held Thursday ...

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Md. high court: Burnt-marijuana smell does not justify arrest, search

The smell of burnt marijuana emanating from a car may give police probable cause to search the vehicle but not to arrest and search the occupant unless the officers had probable cause to suspect he or she possessed at least ...

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High court overturns gun conviction, says frisk violated 4th Amendment

A divided Maryland high court on Tuesday overturned an ex-felon’s gun possession conviction, saying Baltimore police violated his constitutional rights by frisking him without reasonable suspicion he was armed. In its 5-2 decision, the Court of Appeals said Tamere Thornton’s ...

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‘Look-in’ search of suspect’s underwear unconstitutional, Md. court says

A Frederick County police officer violated a woman’s constitutional rights by looking down her underwear during a highway-side search for hidden drugs after a traffic stop allegedly revealed cocaine in her car, Maryland’s second-highest court has ruled in overturning her ...

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