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Law Digest — Court of Special Appeals — Aug. 20, 2020 (access required)

Maryland Court of Special Appeals Administrative Law; Disciplinary proceedings: In administrative disciplinary actions by the Baltimore Police Department against 15 Baltimore police officers, where the police commissioner’s designee failed to indicate his approval of the disciplinary actions by signing the ...

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Law Digest — Maryland Court of Appeals — Aug. 13, 2020 (access required)

Maryland Court of Appeals Administrative Law; Enforcement: The circuit court did not err in declining to issue a writ of mandamus to enforce a legally erroneous order of an administrative law judge which called for the Motor Vehicle Administration to ...

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Law Digest — Maryland Court of Special Appeals — July 23, 2020 (access required)

Maryland Court of Special Appeals Criminal Procedure; Collateral estoppel: Where, in a prior criminal case in which the defendant was ultimately acquitted of criminal charges, the defendant’s motion to suppress evidence was denied based on the court’s finding that police ...

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Law Digest — Maryland Court of Appeals — July 9, 2020 (access required)

Maryland Court of Appeals Criminal Procedure; Interstate compacts: Temporary custody under the Interstate Agreement on Detainers, which provides for the transfer of a prisoner from the jurisdiction of incarceration to the “temporary custody” of the jurisdiction where charges are pending, ...

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Law Digest — Maryland Court of Appeals — July 2, 2020 (access required)

Maryland Court of Appeals Criminal Procedure; Bifurcation of trials: In the defendant’s criminal trial, the trial court did not abuse its discretion in denying the defendant’s motion to bifurcate the charge of possession of a regulated firearm by a prohibited ...

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Law Digest — Md. Court of Special Appeals, US Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit — June 25, 2020 (access required)

  Maryland Court of Special Appeals Family Law; Discovery sanctions: In a child custody case, the circuit court erred by precluding the mother from presenting evidence as a discovery sanction without first considering whether that evidence was relevant to the ...

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Law Digest — Court of Appeals, Court of Special Appeals — May 28, 2020 (access required)

Maryland Court of Appeals Evidence; Authentication: At the defendant’s trial for attempted robbery and related offenses, the trial court did not abuse its discretion in admitting Facebook-related evidence where there was sufficient circumstantial evidence under Maryland Rule 5-901(b)(4) for a ...

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