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Tag Archives: Office of the Maryland Attorney General

Judge’s instruction to holdout juror is criticized

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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Week in review: 7/13/12

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

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

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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