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Tag Archives: Maryland Court of Special Appeals

Senators consider name change for Maryland’s top two courts

ANNAPOLIS – “Justice” might finally come to Maryland. A proposed state constitutional amendment now before the General Assembly would change the name of Maryland’s top judicial tribunal from the Court of Appeals to the Supreme Court of Maryland and the ...

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Md. appeals court upholds curfew on hookah lounges

Hookah lounges

Baltimore County did not violate the constitutional rights of hookah-lounge owners by requiring them to close their establishments by midnight each night, Maryland’s second-highest court ruled Wednesday. In its reported 3-0 decision, the Court of Special Appeals called the ordinance ...

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Woodward named chief judge of Md. Court of Special Appeals

Gov. Larry Hogan has appointed Judge Patrick L. Woodward to be chief judge of the Maryland Court of Special Appeals effective May 6. Woodward will succeed Peter B. Krauser, the intermediate appellate court’s current chief, who reaches the state’s mandatory ...

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Prosecutors test Court of Appeals ruling in Porter case

Without knowing the logic and limits of the Court of Appeals’ decision that Officer William Porter can be compelled to testify against his co-defendants in the Freddie Gray cases despite his pending retrial, Baltimore city prosecutors have moved to compel ...

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