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4th Circuit upholds warrantless search, sex trafficker’s conviction

Federal agents unconstitutionally searched a suspected Maryland sex trafficker’s laptop and cellphone without a warrant upon his return to the United States four years ago, a U.S. appeals court ruled Thursday. But the damning evidence was properly admitted at Raymond ...

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Court says Md. law was correctly applied to NJ search

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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Md. high court finds good-faith exception to on-the-record mandate

A statutory requirement that prison guards’ disciplinary appeals to their commissioner be held “on the record” provides them no job protection when a mere technical glitch prevents the mandated recording, Maryland’s top court unanimously ruled in giving the Baltimore City ...

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Divided Md. high court upholds cell tower simulator search

Court of Appeals

Baltimore detectives did not violate a suspected killer’s constitutional rights by essentially erecting a cellphone tower to find him, a sharply divided Maryland high court ruled Friday. The detectives relied in “good faith” on what they believed was a valid ...

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