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Md. lawyers recall Ginsburg as sharp, intellectual, respectful (access required)

Douglas F. Gansler on Monday recalled as bittersweet Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s interjection while he was arguing before the Supreme Court that the prohibition on police officers questioning suspects who have invoked their right to counsel expires after a period ...

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Md. lawyers recall Justice Stevens as forceful, thoughtful, bright (access required)

Thirty years ago, the attorney for a missing Baltimore baby argued for a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that would force the mother to reveal the youngster’s whereabouts despite her asserted constitutional right against self-incrimination. Mitchell Y. Mirviss said Thursday that ...

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Md. high court: Post-Miranda statements can be used to impeach (access required)

Defendants’ voluntary statements to police after invoking their right to remain silent can be used to impeach their contrasting testimony at trial, Maryland’s top court unanimously ruled Monday in upholding the first-degree murder conviction and life sentence of a man who chose to take the stand in his own defense.

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State’s questioning of defendant’s silence spurs Court of Appeals review (access required)

ANNAPOLIS – Maryland’s top court will consider whether prosecutors violated the constitutional rights of a subsequently convicted first-degree murderer by questioning him at trial about what he did not tell police after invoking his right to remain silent. The Court ...

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Md. criminal defense group seeks Supreme Court review of murder conviction (access required)

A group of Maryland criminal defense lawyers has pledged its support for a U.S. Supreme Court review of a Silver Spring man’s murder conviction, saying the justices should hear more criminal appeals from state high courts that raise federal constitution ...

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Convicted Silver Spring killer seeks Supreme Court review of interrogation (access required)

A Silver Spring man convicted of murdering an old friend has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to review and overturn the conviction, saying police failed to honor his constitutionally protected request for a lawyer made well before they began questioning ...

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