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Lloyd Taylor v. State of Maryland

1. Did the circuit court abuse its discretion when it declined to ask six of Moore’s proposed voir dire questions? 2. Did the circuit court abuse its discretion when it denied Moore’s request for a mistrial and his related motion to strike a detective’s statement, on cross-examination, about text messages that the court had previously excluded?

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GEORGE MAURICE BROWN v. STATE OF MARYLAND

Appellant raises three issues on appeal of his convictions of robbery and related offenses. In addition to challenging the evidence supporting his convictions and an evidentiary ruling on hearsay, he alleges that the Circuit Court f failed to provide an adequate number of prospective jurors.

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Judge denies motions to toss Sandusky sex charges

BELLEFONTE, Pa. — The judge overseeing Jerry Sandusky’s child sex abuse case on Friday denied the defense’s request to have the charges dismissed, leaving all 52 counts intact with opening statements three days away. Judge John Cleland’s three-paragraph order didn’t ...

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Two hearsay challenges, two different results

Maryland’s top court has upheld a man’s first-degree murder conviction and double-life sentence in a 2004 Baltimore slaying, rejecting his argument that a prosecution witness’s recorded pretrial statement to police should not have been played for the jury. But in ...

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Law digest: 3/19/12

MARYLAND COURT OF APPEALS Tax Law, Statute of Limitations: Statute of limitations in §13-1104(c)(2)(i) of the Maryland Tax-General Article began to run on refund claim on the date that Internal Revenue Service issued its report, in a Form 4549A, identifying ...

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Law digest: 2/27/12

MARYLAND COURT OF SPECIAL APPEALS Criminal Procedure, Competency: Following the dismissal of felony charges because defendants remained incompetent after five years, their re-indictments on the same charges, as well as their continued confinement under criminal commitments based on such re-indictments, ...

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Opinions – 2/27/12: Maryland Court of Appeals

Criminal Procedure Competency BOTTOM LINE: Following the dismissal of felony charges because defendants remained incompetent after five years, their re-indictments on the same charges, as well as their continued confinement under criminal commitments based on such re-indictments, violated CP §§3–106 ...

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Back to basics: Avoidable losses

It was a simple district court case. Minimal damages, but hotly contested liability. I had my client and a witness. The defendant corporation brought their store manager to trial. Like many cases, this one boiled down to a single issue. ...

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