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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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Court of Appeals: Foreclosure trustee can’t add fee (access required)

Trustees handling a foreclosure sale cannot require a winning bidder to pay their attorneys’ fees for reviewing documents when the deed changes hands, the state’s highest court held Tuesday. The Court of Appeals overturned the ratification of a foreclosure sale ...

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Week in review: 11/18/11 (access required)

Caesars proposes ‘dramatic’ casino The development group led by Caesars Entertainment Corp. touted its proposed 260,000-square-foot casino on Russell Street as a “dramatic new gateway to downtown” Baltimore on Monday. Harrah’s Baltimore would include 3,750 slot machines, a steakhouse, a 400-seat ...

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Court of Special Appeals overturns murder verdict (access required)

Maryland’s intermediate appeals court Thursday overturned a first-degree murder conviction in Baltimore, saying the trial judge had violated the defendant’s right to a fair trial by asking prospective jurors if they could convict someone without scientific evidence. That question illegally ...

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Court seems divided over Miranda rights in prison

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court seemed split Tuesday on whether to require police to read Miranda rights to prison inmates every time they interrogate them about crimes unrelated to their current incarceration. The high court heard arguments from lawyers from ...

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Court of Appeals overturns Charles County cold-case rape conviction (access required)

Citing a case decided in June by the Supreme Court, Maryland’s highest court held Thursday that a lab analyst who testifies at a criminal trial must be the one who conducted or supervised the DNA tests being offered into evidence. ...

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