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Barbera’s statute-of-limitations suspension was unconstitutional, attorney says (access required)

Maryland’s then top judge violated the state Constitution by suspending the deadline for filing civil claims when she closed the clerks’ offices to stanch the spread of the COVID-19 virus, a civil-defense attorney told Maryland’s top court Monday. In papers ...

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Md. high court opens term, will hear sniper, student school board member cases (access required)

Maryland’s top court opened its 2021-2022 session Wednesday, a term in which it will take up the appeal of a Beltway sniper in considering whether the state constitution permits violent juvenile offenders ever to be sentenced to life without parole. ...

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Defendants have greater right under Md.’s Constitution than U.S., high court says (access required)

The Maryland Constitution gives criminal defendants a greater right to confront prosecution witnesses than guaranteed under the federal Constitution, Maryland’s top court said Thursday in holding that the accused have a state constitutional right to cross-examine the authors of damning ...

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Student school board members will face high court challenge (access required)

An attorney for Howard County public school parents seeking the resumption of in-class learning plans to seek expedited Maryland high court review of a judge’s decision that having a high school student serve as a voting member on the county ...

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Student school board member faces Md. constitutional challenge (access required)

Having a high school student serve as a voting member on the county school board upon election by fellow pupils violates the Maryland Constitution, Howard County public school parents seeking a safe resumption of in-class learning amid the pandemic stated ...

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Ex-prosecutor discusses career before firing by Mosby (access required)

A former city prosecutor who claims she was fired for supporting the incumbent Baltimore City state’s attorney in 2014 when Marilyn J. Mosby campaigned against him told jurors Tuesday that she had a cordial relationship with Mosby when they were colleagues ...

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Judge: Baltimore food truck restrictions too vague to enforce (access required)

A Baltimore judge ruled Wednesday that the city’s proximity ban on mobile vendors is unconstitutionally vague and cannot be enforced. Two food truck owners sued in Baltimore City Circuit Court last year alleging the 300-foot rule, which prevents them from operating ...

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