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Md. delegates’ bills would have police get warrants for cellphone tracking

ANNAPOLIS – Two Democratic delegates say they will not wait to see if the U.S. Supreme Court will rule that police need search warrants to track criminal suspects based on their cellphone use. Del. Charles E. Sydnor III said he ...

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Baltimore man found via police ‘StingRay’ argues civil case should have discovery

A Baltimore man who filed a federal lawsuit after the Court of Special Appeals ruled police did not have a valid warrant to use cell site simulator technology to locate him is asking a judge to reject the Baltimore police’s motion to dismiss ...

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Supreme Court lets stand Maryland convictions based on cellphone search

The Supreme Court on Monday let stand without comment a Maryland man’s robbery, assault and theft convictions based on evidence from his cellphone, which police had seized with a controversial search warrant. In his unsuccessful request for Supreme Court review, ...

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4th Circuit hears appeal of ruling denying Mosby immunity

A federal appeals court will determine if Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby is immune from a lawsuit by five police officers who claim she maliciously prosecuted them in the death of Freddie Gray. Maryland Assistant Attorney General Karl Pothier told ...

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DeWolfe takes cellphone-search case to Supreme Court

The mere contention that criminals use cellphones to memorialize their crimes cannot be sufficient to secure a warrant to search a suspect’s phone, Maryland’s public defender has stated in papers urging the U.S. Supreme Court to review and overturn a ...

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Md. top court weighs constitutionality of trunk search

ANNAPOLIS – Attorneys for Maryland and a driver accused of illegal drug possession battled at the state’s top court Friday over whether Montgomery County police were constitutionally justified in searching a car’s trunk after finding illegal drugs in the passenger’s ...

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Md. high court upholds search of man who ran from police

In a decision addressing when police can constitutionally give chase, Maryland’s top court held Tuesday that officers were justified in seizing a person who ran from them while they were investigating who among a group drinking alcohol had thrown a ...

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Supreme Court rejects Maryland’s appeal of marijuana-frisk decision

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined Maryland’s request that the justices review a the state high court’s decision that the pungent smell of raw, unsmoked marijuana emanating from car during a traffic stop does not in itself enable police ...

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Inventorying does not constitute search, says Md. court

Urging judges to give police the benefit of the doubt, Maryland’s second-highest court has overturned a trial judge’s conclusion that a routine inventory of an impounded car’s contents violated the vehicle owner’s constitutional right against unreasonable searches. In its reported ...

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