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Defense lawyers urge Supreme Court justices to take Syed’s appeal

The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to review and overturn the Baltimore murder conviction of “Serial” podcast subject Adnan Syed, saying a trial attorney’s failure to investigate an “unbiased and credible” alibi witness ...

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4th Circuit saves Baltimorean from deportation, rules attorney ineffective

A federal appeals court has saved a Jamaican national from deportation – at least for now – in ruling his attorney failed to realize and warn the Baltimore resident that pleading guilty to trafficking in counterfeit goods would likely result in his ...

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