Md. high court will weigh prior crime’s admissibility in convicted killer’s appeal
The Maryland Supreme Court agreed to hear a convicted child murderer’s argument that the trial judge improperly admitted into evidence his earlier no contest plea.
Rulings on science, fiduciary duty, marijuana top Md. high court’s term
Maryland’s top court ended its 2019-2020 session last week having issued landmark rulings permitting the admission of evidence based on emerging sciences, creating a cause of action for breach of fiduciary duty and ruling that police may not arrest and search someone for marijuana possession simply because they smell of the drug. During what history […]
High court will consider if ‘defriending’ goes to jury
Maryland’s top court will join a social network and evidentiary rules when it considers whether a jury was properly permitted to hear damning evidence that a Facebook profile owner “defriended” his alleged accomplice just hours after that person was killed trying to rob a Towson liquor store. The Court of Appeals on Wednesday agreed to […]