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Defendants have greater right under Md.’s Constitution than U.S., high court says (access required)

The Maryland Constitution gives criminal defendants a greater right to confront prosecution witnesses than guaranteed under the federal Constitution, Maryland’s top court said Thursday in holding that the accused have a state constitutional right to cross-examine the authors of damning ...

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Baltimore killer urges justices to hear ineffective-assistance claim (access required)

A convicted murderer has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review and overturn his conviction because his attorney failed to request a jury instruction on the defense of alibi after four people testified at trial that he was most likely ...

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Frosh urges justices to decline Germantown murderer’s appeal (access required)

Maryland’s attorney general has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to let stand the first-degree murder conviction and life sentence of a woman who killed her husband’s ex-wife in Germantown seven years ago. In papers filed Friday with the justices, Brian ...

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Justices show interest in hearing Germantown murderer’s appeal (access required)

The U.S. Supreme Court has shown interest in hearing the appeal of a woman sentenced to life in prison for the first-degree murder of her husband’s ex-wife in Germantown seven years ago. The justices have asked the Maryland Attorney General’s ...

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Justices decline Westminster robber’s ineffective-counsel appeal (access required)

The Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a convicted Westminster armed robber’s argument that his trial attorney’s failure to exclude from the jury a juror who had acknowledged potential bias against accused thieves rendered the conviction invalid despite the ...

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Westminster robber makes final plea for Supreme Court review (access required)

In a final plea for the Supreme Court to hear his appeal, a convicted Westminster armed robber told the justices Monday that his trial attorney’s failure to exclude from the jury a juror who had acknowledged potential bias against accused ...

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Maryland urges justices to reject ineffective-assistance appeal (access required)

The Maryland Attorney General’s Office on Monday urged the U.S. Supreme Court not to hear a convicted armed robber’s argument that his conviction should be overturned because his defense attorney failed to exclude from the jury a juror who acknowledged ...

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Supreme Court declines Adnan Syed’s appeal (access required)

“Serial” podcast subject Adnan Syed will stand convicted of the first-degree murder of his ex-girlfriend in Maryland. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear Syed’s appeal of his Baltimore conviction based on his trial attorney’s failure to investigate ...

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Justices show interest in self-represented robber’s appeal (access required)

The U.S. Supreme Court has shown an interest in potentially hearing a self-represented Marylander’s argument that his armed robbery conviction should be overturned because his defense attorney failed to exclude from the jury a juror who acknowledged before trial his ...

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