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Md. officials considered sanctions over ‘Serial’ podcast audio

Maryland officials considered sanctioning the producers of the popular “Serial” podcast for airing Baltimore courtroom audio from the trial of Adnan Syed, a violation of state law. The Baltimore Sun reported Wednesday that officials considered holding the podcast’s producers in ...

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Frosh calls for Judiciary rule tying bail to ability to pay

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh pressed the Maryland Judiciary on Tuesday to prevent judicial officers from imposing bail on criminal defendants beyond their financial means, saying such an impossible-to-pay fee essentially consigns them to jail before trial in violation of constitutional guarantees of due process and prohibitions on excessive punishment.

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Rules Committee proposes letting Md. attorneys call themselves ‘specialists’

Maryland attorneys have long been prohibited from advertising themselves as “specialists” in a particular area of law. But a proposed change to the Maryland Rules would lift that ban, largely due to concern over whether it is constitutional. The Maryland ...

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