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Defendants’ rights not violated by masked prospective jurors, Md. appeals court says

A defendant’s constitutional right to view prospective jurors as they answer questions was not violated by the pandemic-spurred mandate that they wear masks, Maryland’s second-highest court ruled.

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

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

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

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

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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