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Md. Senate gives initial OK to life-without-parole sentencing bill (access required)

ANNAPOLIS – The Senate on Thursday gave preliminary approval to legislation that would make clear that legislators, in repealing capital punishment in 2013, intended for judges – not juries – to decide whether convicted first-degree murderers deserve the state’s new ...

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Challengers to Md. sentencing of young offenders welcome 4th Ciruit’s decision (access required)

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A court decision striking down the life-without-parole sentence of a juvenile offender in Virginia has provided ammunition for Maryland civil-rights attorneys who claim 200 convicts are being held unconstitutionally under de facto life sentences without parole in Maryland.

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