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Jul 19, 2023

Quality-of-life citations back in Baltimore courts, bringing familiar problems

This is the citation docket's first week back in Baltimore. Low-level quality-of-life offenses are once again churning through the city's district courts.

Mar 25, 2019

Prosecutors drop cases against Trump inauguration protesters

Welcome to Monday, the 385th anniversary of the formal founding of the Maryland colony. Happy Maryland Day! Here are some news items to get your week started: — Prosecutors drop inauguration protest cases. — Prosecutors widen college admissions investigation. — Prosecutor presses for shorter parole and probation, calling supervised release a “tripwire.” — Prosec[...]

Aug 18, 2017

Carroll Co. jury convicts drug dealer who bailed on trial

A New York showed up for his drug possession trial in Carroll County but did not return after a lunch recess on the first day.

May 27, 2014

Law students find work as public defenders

Adoptions, prosecutions, attack ads and more in this week's Law Blog Roundup

Aug 5, 2013

Four indicted for killings from 2008, 2012

A four-and-a-half-year rampage of violent revenge in Baltimore led to murder indictments against four men who were once comrades in crime with several of their alleged victims, the city’s top prosecutor said Monday.

Jul 19, 2013

Prosecution rebuts defense in WikiLeaks case

FORT MEADE — A former supervisor of Pfc. Bradley Manning says he told her before they went to Iraq that the American flag meant nothing to him and he had no allegiance to his country. Jihrleah Showman testified in Manning’s court-martial Friday that it was then she suspected he was a spy. But defense attorney […]

Jul 10, 2013

Soldier’s defense team rests in WikiLeaks trial

FORT MEADE — Pfc. Bradley Manning’s defense rested its case Wednesday after presenting evidence from 10 witnesses, hoping to prove the loads of material the soldier gave to WikiLeaks did not threaten national security or U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Prosecutors argued the former U.S. Army intelligence analyst let military secrets fall into the […]

Jun 18, 2013

Manning WikiLeaks case in recess until June 25

FORT MEADE — Pfc. Bradley Manning’s court-martial over giving massive amounts of classified material to WikiLeaks has gone into recess until next week. The prosecution and defense will spend the next week negotiating written statements from some 17 witnesses, in lieu of having them testify in court. They will report back next Tuesday. Manning’s in […]

May 7, 2013

Grand jury judge urges Penn St. case to go forward

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The supervising judge for the grand jury that investigated how former Penn State administrators handled the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal said in a new court filing that the criminal case against them needs to move forward. Judge Barry Feudale made the comment in an order released Tuesday in the case against […]

Feb 28, 2013

GI pleads guilty in WikiLeaks case, faces 20 years

FORT MEADE — Bradley Manning, the Army private arrested in the biggest leak of classified material in U.S. history, pleaded guilty Thursday to 10 charges that could send him to prison for 20 years, saying he was trying to expose the American military’s “bloodlust” and disregard for human life in Iraq and Afghanistan. Military prosecutors […]

Jun 11, 2012

Jury begins deliberations in Alston case

ANNAPOLIS — Del. Tiffany T. Alston’s defense team put the prosecution on trial in its closing arguments to the jury Monday, saying the state prosecutor had engaged in “arrogance and abuse of power” in bringing a “meritless” charge of misdemeanor theft of $800 in circuit court against the freshman lawmaker. “This is a very simple […]

Jun 4, 2012

Sandusky judge denies accusers’ bid for pseudonyms

BELLEFONTE, Pa. — Alleged victims of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky will have to testify using their real names, and tweets or other electronic communications by reporters will not be permitted during the trial, the judge ruled Monday. Meanwhile, Sandusky’s hopes for a last-minute delay in his trial on charges he sexually […]

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