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Court says Md. law was correctly applied to NJ search

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Maryland’s second-highest court has upheld murder convictions in the 2015 slaying of a Port Deposit couple, ruling the trial judge properly applied Maryland’s police-friendlier law to officers’ controversial search of the fugitive killer’s New Jersey hideout, where incriminating evidence was ...

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Discarded drugs do not justify house search, 4th Circuit says

A marijuana plant being grown for propagation thrives under artificial light March 30, 2000, at a home near Vancouver, Canada. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Police officers’ discovery of small amounts of marijuana in a resident’s discarded trash does not justify a warrant to search the entire house, a federal appeals court said last week in ruling that guns found in a Fort Washington home ...

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DeWolfe appeals drug-sniffing dog case to Supreme Court

A dog sniffs baggage at the Baltimore cuise terminal. (File)

Maryland Public Defender Paul B. DeWolfe  has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to review and overturn the state high court’s decision requiring appellate courts to defer to trial judges’ determinations – unless clearly wrong —  that a drug-sniffing dog was ...

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