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Tag Archives: self-incrimination

Md. Senate panel weighs bill lifting jury ban on ex-convicts (access required)

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 (access required)

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 (access required)

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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