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Md. high court validates alternate juror at deliberations (access required)

An alternate juror’s silent attendance during jury deliberations does not generally violate a defendant’s constitutional right to a fair trial, Maryland’s top court ruled Wednesday in upholding an attempted-first-degree-murder conviction and life sentence. In its 6-1 decision, the Court of ...

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Jury selection underway in Porter case (access required)

Protests on the street could be heard inside the fourth-floor Baltimore courtroom where dozens of prospective jurors appeared Monday morning as jury selection began in the case against Officer William Porter, one of six police officers charged in connection with the death of Freddie Gray.

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Judge tosses $2.3M jury award to man falsely held as ‘Charles Village rapist’ (access required)

A federal judge has thrown out a $2.3 million jury award to a Baltimore man who was falsely held in jail for 15 months as the “Charles Village rapist,” finding the officers had probable cause to make an arrest. A ...

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