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Law Digest — Maryland Court of Appeals — Feb. 11, 2021

Maryland Court of Appeals Criminal Law; Battered Spouse Syndrome: Where defendant charged with murder claimed self-defense and having suffered from Battered Spouse Syndrome, trial court erred in its instruction to the jury that, before it could consider all the evidence, ...

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Law Digest — US Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit — Dec. 17, 2020

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit Constitutional Law; Habeas corpus: District court properly dismissed habeas corpus petition of former Air Force officer convicted in a court martial of sexual assault because officer’s Fifth Amendment due process claim was fully and ...

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Law Digest — Maryland Court of Special Appeals — Dec. 10, 2020

Maryland Court of Special Appeals Civil Procedure; Judgment notwithstanding verdict: In the plaintiffs’ medical malpractice case, the circuit court erroneously found that the plaintiffs failed to show that the defendants’ negligence was a proximate cause of the decedent’s death, and, ...

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Law Digest — Maryland Court of Appeals — Nov. 26, 2020

Maryland Court of Appeals Criminal Procedure; Prosecution’s failure to disclose: Where defendant sought to vacate past guilty pleas on the grounds that he was not provided with evidence of the State’s witnesses’ prior misconduct before his plea hearing, circuit court ...

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Law Digest — Maryland Court of Special Appeals — Nov. 5, 2020

Maryland Court of Special Appeals Administrative Law; Judicial review: For purposes of judicial review, where the administrative record and the county planning board’s final determination reflected that, in considering a preliminary plan submitted for its approval, the planning board considered ...

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Law Digest — Maryland Court of Special Appeals — Oct. 29, 2020

Maryland Court of Special Appeals Criminal Law; Witness tampering: Where defendant married potential witness for State with intent to have her invoke spousal testimonial privilege to prevent her from testifying at trial, evidence was sufficient to support convictions for witness ...

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Law Digest — Maryland Court of Special Appeals — Oct. 8, 2020

Maryland Court of Special Appeals Administrative Law; Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights: In a police disciplinary proceeding, although the administrative board transmitted its recommendation for a penalty for a police officer’s misconduct to the police commissioner’s office on September ...

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Law Digest — Court of Special Appeals — Oct. 1, 2020

Maryland Court of  Special Appeals Civil Procedure; Discovery deadlines: The circuit court did not abuse its discretion in striking a critical witness when the party’s failure to meet the scheduling order deadlines resulted from an indefensible lack of diligence because, ...

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Law Digest — Maryland Court of Special Appeals — Sept. 24, 2020

Maryland Court of Special Appeals Administrative Law; Zoning application: An agency’s decision to deny an application for a special exception on the ground that procedural timeframes were not followed was arbitrary and capricious because the government waived the timeframes when ...

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Law Digest — Maryland Court of Appeals — Sept. 3, 2020

Maryland Court of Appeals Constitutional Law; Rational basis review: A city ordinance prohibiting mobile vendors from parking their food trucks within 300 feet of a competing retail establishment satisfied the applicable rational basis test because the rule was rationally related ...

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