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Law digest – 1/9/14

MARYLAND COURT OF APPEALS  Criminal Procedure, Harmless error: The intermediate appellate court misapplied the harmless error standard in analyzing the trial court’s restriction of defendant’s cross-examination of a State’s witness regarding his expectation of leniency in a violation-of-probation proceeding. Dionas ...

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Editorial Advisory Board: Collateral damage in the war on leaks

There is a “war on leaks” being waged by the U.S. Department of Justice and it’s generating serious collateral damage to the freedom of the American press to gather and report the news. Revelations that DOJ secretly subpoenaed the telephone records of The Associated Press (AP) and executed a search warrant for email communications between a Fox News reporter and his source are more than chilling; they threaten precious First Amendment values.

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Private-school student not eligible for services, 4th Circuit affirms

Baltimore’s public school system is not required to provide a private-school student with educational services for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and anxiety, a federal appellate court held Wednesday.

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