rules of evidence

The Maryland Supreme Court (formerly the Court of Appeals) building in Annapolis. MF-D 9/20/04.
Mar 22, 2023

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.

Sep 8, 2020

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 […]

Nov 7, 2019

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 […]

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