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Tag Archives: voir dire

Kazadi leads to overturned convictions, praise and prosecutorial lessons (access required)

About a dozen overturned convictions have followed the Maryland high court’s landmark decision last year requiring judges to ask prospective jurors – when requested by defense counsel – if they can presume the defendant innocent, require the prosecution to prove ...

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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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Md. high court weighs mandatory jury questions (access required)

ANNAPOLIS – Maryland’s top court appears poised to overturn its longstanding precedent and require judges to specifically ask prospective jurors if they can presume the defendant is innocent, require the prosecution to prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt and ...

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Appeals court affirms $130k verdict against officer for 2015 arrest (access required)

The Court of Special Appeals affirmed a $130,000 jury verdict against a Baltimore Police Department officer Monday, finding the trial judge did not abuse her discretion in refusing to ask a proposed question regarding pretrial publicity about the department. Jurors ...

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