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Tag Archives: Maryland Court of Special Appeals

Md. appellate court upholds dismissal of pastor’s wrongful termination suit

Cedar Grove United Methodist Church

A wrongful termination lawsuit brought by the former pastor of a Parkton church cannot move forward, even if the alleged reason for his firing was unrelated to the church’s protected religious beliefs, the Court of Special Appeals has held. The ...

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Court’s order for Porter to testify could have ‘monumental consequences’

In a precedent-setting decision, Maryland’s highest court ruled Tuesday that a criminal defendant can be compelled to testify against co-defendants so long as they are granted immunity. The Court of Appeals ordered Officer William Porter to testify against his fellow ...

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Md. appeals court rules against Stingray cellphone-surveillance device

BALTIMORE — A Maryland appeals court says a clandestine cellphone-surveillance device used by Baltimore police in an attempted murder case violates the Fourth Amendment and any evidence collected using it must be excluded. The Court of Special Appeals issued the ...

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Freddie Gray defendants claim improper appeal by state

Three of the officers charged in connection with the death of Freddie Gray claim the Maryland Office of the Attorney General had no right to appeal a trial court order declining to compel Officer William Porter to testify against them. ...

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Immunity question in Porter appeal could end up in Supreme Court

Maryland’s highest court faces a case of first impression next week when it will be asked to determine whether Officer William Porter can be compelled to testify against his fellow officers charged in connection with the death of Freddie Gray ...

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Cove Point project can move ahead, Md. appellate court rules

A plan to construct an electric generating station to power a proposed liquefied natural gas export facility in Calvert County can move ahead despite objections raised by an environmental advocacy organization, the state’s intermediate appellate court has held. The Court ...

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