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Md. high court hears state’s appeal in ‘Serial’ star Syed’s case (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — Attorneys for Maryland and for podcast star Adnan Syed battled Thursday before the state’s top court as it considers whether he was denied effective assistance of counsel when his trial attorney chose not to telephone an alibi witness ...

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Criminal defense lawyers back Syed before Md. high court (access required)

Criminal defense counsel has an ethical duty to contact potential alibi witnesses identified by clients regardless of whether the testimony would fall within the lawyers’ trial strategy, many well-known Maryland defense attorneys argued this week in urging the state’s top court to order the retrial of convicted murderer – and podcast star – Adnan Syed.

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Maryland’s top court will hear state’s appeal in Syed case (access required)

Maryland’s top court will consider whether podcast star Adnan Syed’s murder conviction should be reinstated. The Court of Appeals agreed Thursday to hear the state’s argument that Syed’s trial attorney’s ill-fated defense might have been flawed but was not constitutionally ...

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Frosh urges Md. high court to review, reinstate Syed’s conviction (access required)

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh is urging the state’s top court to reinstate podcast star Adnan Syed’s murder conviction, saying his trial attorney’s ill-fated defense might have been flawed but was not constitutionally ineffective.

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Vignarajah, prosecutor tied to ‘Serial’ case, running for office (access required)

A former prosecutor who argued against a new murder trial for a man known to millions through the popular “Serial” podcast is running for office. The Baltimore Sun reported Thursday that Thiru Vignarajah will run in next year’s Democratic primary for ...

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Md. officials considered sanctions over ‘Serial’ podcast audio (access required)

Maryland officials considered sanctioning the producers of the popular “Serial” podcast for airing Baltimore courtroom audio from the trial of Adnan Syed, a violation of state law. The Baltimore Sun reported Wednesday that officials considered holding the podcast’s producers in ...

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