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Law digest – 12/17/14

COURT OF SPECIAL APPEALS  Administrative Law, State construction projects: State properly concluded that it could consider a novel specification, the inclusion of a Project Labor Agreement, as one factor when evaluating technical proposals for a State construction project without triggering ...

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Opinions – 12/17/14: Maryland Court of Special Appeals

Administrative Law State construction projects  BOTTOM LINE: State properly concluded that it could consider a novel specification, the inclusion of a Project Labor Agreement, as one factor when evaluating technical proposals for a State construction project without triggering the rulemaking ...

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Law digest: 12/10/14

MARYLAND COURT OF APPEALS  Criminal Procedure, DNA evidence: Under the plain meaning of a Maryland Public Safety statute providing that a match between a DNA evidence sample and a data base entry may be used only as probable cause and ...

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Opinions – 12/10/14: Maryland Court of Special Appeals

Criminal Procedure Coram nobis relief  BOTTOM LINE: Defendant’s coram nobis petition was barred by laches because defendant unreasonably failed to seek coram nobis relief for nine years after the imposition of his sentence, and this unreasonable delay severely prejudiced the ...

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Law digest – 12/4/14

MARYLAND COURT OF APPEALS  Criminal Law, Intent-to-frighten assault: Defendant can commit second-degree assault of the intent-to-frighten type against victim of whose presence in particular defendant does not know. Jones v. State, No. 14, Sept. Term, 2014. RecordFax No. 14-1119-22, 12 ...

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Law digest – 11/19/14

MARYLAND COURT OF APPEALS  Professional Responsibility, Disbarment: Disbarment was the appropriate sanction for an attorney who accepted a fee to perform agreed-upon legal work and abandoned the client without performing the work and without returning the unearned fee. Attorney Grievance ...

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Opinions – 11/19/14: 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

Criminal Procedure Sentence enhancement  BOTTOM LINE: Where defendant had previously been convicted of first-degree burglary in California, district court, in sentencing defendant for a crime committed in North Carolina, properly applied a sentence enhancement for defendant’s prior conviction for an ...

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Opinions – 11/19/14: Maryland Court of Special Appeals

Criminal Procedure Sentencing enhancement  BOTTOM LINE: Defendant’s previous convictions for robbery and armed robbery qualified as predicate offenses under Maryland’s sentencing enhancement statute, justifying the imposition of a mandatory life sentence for a fourth robbery conviction. CASE: Williams v. State, ...

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