The trial for the officer facing the most serious charge for his alleged role in the death of Freddie Gray was delayed indefinitely Monday morning by a state appellate court. The Maryland Court of Special Appeals stayed the trial of ...Read More »
Maryland’s top court said Wednesday it will not stay its landmark decision that criminal defendants have a constitutional right to counsel at initial bail hearings — but even so, it may have prolonged the seven-year legal fight between the accused and the state.Read More »
FLORENCE, Ariz. — Arizona on Wednesday executed a death-row inmate for two gruesome slayings committed 25 years ago. Daniel Wayne Cook was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to death for the 1987 strangulation murders in Lake Havasu City of ...Read More »
An appellate court has stopped the clock from ticking on a federal judge’s order that gave Maryland two weeks to change the rules for obtaining a permit to carry a concealed weapon.Read More »
U.S. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. strongly indicated Monday that the Supreme Court wants to review a Maryland high court decision generally barring police from collecting DNA samples from people arrested for committing or attempting to commit a violent crime.Read More »
In a motion filed late Friday, Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler asked the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to keep Maryland’s handgun-permit process in place while he challenges a ruling that would force the state to rewrite it. Gansler’s ...Read More »
The Maryland Office of the Public Defender on Friday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to stop allowing police to collect DNA samples from people arrested for violent crimes, contrary to a ruling by the state’s highest court.
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