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Law digest – 11/19/12 (access required)

4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Civil Procedure, Forfeiture: Mandatory 90-day time limit in federal civil forfeiture statute is non-jurisdictional statute of limitations, and defendant therefore waived this defense by failing to raise it during course of government’s forfeiture action ...

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Law digest – 11/5/12 (access required)

Election Law, Appropriation exception: County zoning ordinance allowing video slot machines in certain areas of county was not an appropriation ordinance and, therefore, was subject to a referendum under the Anne Arundel County Charter. Citizens Against Slots at the Mall v. PPE Casino Resorts Maryland, LLC, No. 154 Sept. Term, 2009. RecordFax No. 12-1024-20, 26 pages.

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Law digest – 10/29/12 (access required)

MARYLAND COURT OF APPEALS Evidence, Cumulative testimony: Improperly admitted hearsay statement from a detective was cumulative, and did not entitle defendant to a new trial, as two other witnesses testified to similar admissions by the defendant. Yates v. State, No. ...

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Opinions – 9/24/12: Maryland Court of Special Appeals

Criminal Procedure Criteria for continuance BOTTOM LINE: The trial court did not abuse its discretion in denying defendant’s continuance to obtain exculpatory evidence, because defendant did not meet his burden to show that he satisfied the criteria set forth in ...

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