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‘Win-at-all-costs’ Chicago law firm reaps $7.3M defending Baltimore cops in wrongful convictions

The Chicago-based law firm handling wrongful conviction lawsuits for Baltimore has built a niche business — and a reputation for its aggressive, even ruthless approach.

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Bill would refer wrongful convictions to Attorney Grievance Commission

Names of prosecutors and defense lawyers involved in convictions later deemed to have been wrongful would be forwarded to ethics commission under proposed bill.

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Exonerees ask Md. for compensation law, jailhouse witness reform

ANNAPOLIS — A group of men who served a combined 250 years in prison for crimes they did not commit asked legislators Wednesday to support bills to standardize post-release compensation for exonerees and increase transparency about the use of jailhouse ...

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Innocence Project clients, lawyers ask for transparency on jailhouse witnesses

ANNAPOLIS — Recent exonerees and Innocence Project attorneys told a Senate committee Wednesday that more transparency and scrutiny of so-called jailhouse witnesses is needed to prevent wrongful convictions. Senate Bill 769, as amended, would require a central list of in-custody ...

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Wrongful convictions task force supports standardized compensation

A task force studying wrongful convictions in Maryland is asking state lawmakers to establish a more streamlined process for compensating and supporting people who have been exonerated, including establishing a standard amount of compensation per year of incarceration. Members of ...

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Legislative obstacles hurt efforts to protect wrongly convicted, lawmakers say

Institutional obstacles in the Maryland General Assembly impede legislative efforts to enable the wrongly convicted to prove their innocence and, once exonerated, to be appropriately compensated for the years they lost, state legislators said Thursday.

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