Tag Archives: self-incrimination

Md. Senate panel weighs bill lifting jury ban on ex-convicts

"What we have done is move Maryland into the forefront of police reform," says Sen. Jill P. Carter, D-Baltimore.  (The Daily Record/File Photo)

Criminal defense and plaintiffs’ attorneys battled prosecutors Friday over legislation to repeal Maryland’s prohibition on ex-convicts who were imprisoned for more than a year from serving on juries. Appearing before a Senate panel, the sides also squared off on a ...

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Senate gives initial OK to bill extending protective orders to acquaintances

"We want victims to get the compensation they deserve and do so in a way that is expeditious,” says Sen. Jeff Waldstreicher, D-Montgomery. (The Daily Record / Bryan P. Sears)

ANNAPOLIS – The Senate gave preliminary approval Friday to a bill that would enable alleged victims of sexual assault to seek protective court orders against acquaintances who allegedly attacked them. The measure would broaden existing law, which permits alleged victims ...

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State’s questioning of defendant’s silence spurs Court of Appeals review

The Courts of Appeals building in Annapolis. (The Daily Record File)

ANNAPOLIS – Maryland’s top court will consider whether prosecutors violated the constitutional rights of a subsequently convicted first-degree murderer by questioning him at trial about what he did not tell police after invoking his right to remain silent. The Court ...

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