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Tag Archives: Office of the Maryland Attorney General

No-copy policy requires judge’s discretion (access required)

The state’s highest court has questioned a longstanding policy of the Baltimore City Circuit Court in custody cases, which bars attorneys and self-represented litigants from taking a custody investigator’s report out of the Family Division Clerk’s Office or even making photocopies of it.

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Judge’s instruction to holdout juror is criticized (access required)

A judge’s instruction to a holdout juror that he listen to his fellow jurors and consider the evidence very carefully denied the defendant a fair trial, a Maryland appeals court has said in overturning an armed robbery conviction and 40-year prison sentence.

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Maryland’s top court hears warrantless GPS case (access required)

Howard County police violated a motorist’s constitutional rights by secretly placing a GPS device on his car and tracking the vehicle’s movements for 11 days without a warrant, a defense attorney told Maryland’s top court Friday.

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Top court backtracks on conflict in sentencing laws (access required)

In a victory for prosecutors, Maryland’s top court Friday erased a long-awaited decision that had essentially struck down the state’s mandatory, no-parole, five-year sentence for handgun possession by a convicted felon.

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Week in review: 7/13/12 (access required)

Costs rise along with temperatures Damage such as the cracked roadway on U.S. Route 50 is making an already-expensive run of summer weather even more costly after a mostly mild Maryland winter. David Buck, a State Highway Administration spokesman, said: ...

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Attorney General: Pit bull law on hold (access required)

An opinion from the Office of the Maryland Attorney General could ease the mind of pit bull owners and their landlords, but an Upper Shore lawmaker cautioned that the opinion is not binding. The opinion, signed by Assistant Attorney General ...

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Top court: Lack of charge in indictment dooms 1992 conviction (access required)

It’s never too late to challenge a conviction for an unindicted crime, Maryland’s top court has held. In a unanimous decision Tuesday, the Court of Appeals vacated Jarmal Johnson’s 1992 conviction for assault-with-intent-to-murder that had gone unchallenged for 16 years. ...

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