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Baltimore killer urges justices to hear ineffective-assistance claim

If he wins a second term, President Donald Trump could become the first president to appoint more than two justices since Ronald Reagan in the 1980s. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

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

FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2019 file photo, the Supreme Court is seen at sunset in Washington. The Supreme Court is ruling 5-4 to close the courthouse door on the parents of a Mexican teenager who was shot dead over the border by an American agent. The court's five conservative justices ruled Tuesday that the parents could not sue Border Patrol Agent Jesus Mesa Jr., who killed their unarmed 15-year-old son in 2010.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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

People walk outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, March 16, 2020. The Supreme Court announced Monday that it is postponing arguments for late March and early April because of the coronavirus, including fights over subpoenas for President Donald Trump's financial records. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

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

FILE - In this June 17, 2019 file photo, The Supreme Court in Washington. A divided Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to put in place a policy connecting the use of public benefits with whether immigrants could become permanent residents. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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

The Court of Appeals builiding in Annapolis. MF-D 9/20/04.

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

In this June 17, 2019 photo, The Supreme Court is shown in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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

FILE - In a Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016 file photo, Adnan Syed enters Courthouse East in Baltimore prior to a hearing. The hearing, scheduled to last three days before Baltimore Circuit Judge Martin Welch, is meant to determine whether Syed's conviction will be overturned and case retried.  After spending 16 years in prison, Syed, convicted of murder, who was at the center of the podcast "Serial" has won a new trial in Baltimore. Baltimore Circuit Judge Martin Welch ruled Thursday, June 30, 2016, that Syed deserves another trial because his attorney failed to cross-examine a cell tower expert about the reliability of data.   (Barbara Haddock Taylor/The Baltimore Sun via AP, File) WASHINGTON EXAMINER OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT /The Baltimore Sun via AP)  WASHINGTON EXAMINER OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

“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

The Supreme Court is seen under stormy skies in Washington, Thursday, June 20, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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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Md. court overturns murder conviction, citing right to public trial

The Court of  Appeals building.
(Maximilian Franz/The Daily Record)

Maryland’s second-highest court Friday overturned the second-degree murder conviction of a man accused of beating his girlfriend to death in Dundalk, saying the trial judge unconstitutionally barred the defendant’s family from attending jury selection. In its reported 3-0 decision, the ...

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