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Wiretap law does not protect secret recorder, Md. high court says (access required)

A person who secretly records what becomes a self-damning telephone conversation cannot block it from being introduced into evidence by saying Maryland law prohibits the covert recording, the state’s top court unanimously ruled Tuesday in upholding the gun- and drug-possession ...

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Senate passes omnibus crime bill; attention shifts to House (access required)

ANNAPOLIS – The Senate on Monday night passed omnibus, bipartisan anti-crime legislation that would provide enhanced penalties for gun crimes, broader wiretapping authority in firearms investigations, stiffer punishments for witness intimidation and greater funding for witness-relocation and community-based educational, vocational ...

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Md. Senate preliminarily approves omnibus anti-crime bill (access required)

ANNAPOLIS – The Senate on Thursday gave preliminary approval to omnibus anti-crime legislation that would provide enhanced penalties for gun crimes, broader wiretapping authority in firearms investigations, stiffer punishments for witness intimidation and greater funding for witness-relocation and community-based educational, ...

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Justice Scalia expects NSA wiretaps to end up in court

McLEAN, Va. — Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia says the courts will ultimately have to determine the legality of wiretapping by the National Security Agency. And he’s not sure that’s a good thing. Scalia addressed NSA wiretapping Wednesday in a ...

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Court of Appeals: Out-of-state cellphone calls are fair game (access required)

Maryland police with a wiretap order can eavesdrop on cellphone conversations that take place entirely outside the state, a 5-2 Court of Appeals held Wednesday. The dissenters warned that the decision could enable police to monitor cellphone conversations anywhere in ...

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Ex-Goldman board member pleads not guilty in insider trading case

NEW YORK — A former board member of Goldman Sachs and Procter & Gamble pleaded not guilty Wednesday to federal charges accusing him of acting as “the illegal eyes and ears in the boardroom” for a friend, a billionaire hedge ...

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Wiretap charges tossed in videotaping of trooper

A judge threw out criminal charges Monday against a Maryland man who videotaped his traffic stop by a plainclothes state trooper and posted the video on YouTube. Anthony J. Graber III had been indicted under Maryland’s wiretap law, which requires ...

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