361 ABA Journal articles on Maryland.

Maryland man convicted in fatal crash must carry victim’s photo for 6 years

A Baltimore man convicted of negligent manslaughter in a car crash will have to serve 18 months in jail and carry his victim’s photo for six years.

Judge Ronald Silkworth…

Ethics case alleging disrespectful conduct by top Baltimore judge is dismissed after his resignation

Maryland’s top court has dismissed a misconduct case alleging Baltimore’s former chief judge made “undignified, condescending and unprofessional” comments in trial interactions with a public defender.

The Maryland Court of…

Putting crime scene DNA analysis on trial

The National Institute of Standards and Technology announced last week that it is launching a new study of certain types of DNA analysis used in criminal prosecutions. These methods,…

Jeff’s Law
A special preview from the October issue: The attorney general sees his role as pushing present-day law enforcement toward a rose-colored past.
Ex-con and Yale Law grad must prove ‘good moral character’ before being able to practice

A former convict who has graduated from Yale Law School and is an acclaimed author and poet now must prove his “good moral character” to Connecticut officials before he can…

Baltimore prosecutors drop dozens of cases after video appears to show cop planting evidence
Prosecutors in Baltimore have dropped dozens of cases that rely on testimony by police officers who appear to be planting evidence in a video.

Prosecutors had dropped 41 cases as of Tuesday evening, while 55 others remained under review, report the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal (sub. req.)
State goes high-tech to recruit pro bono attorneys
A virtual reality training series are designed to demystify the courtroom experience and entice newer or courtroom-shy attorneys.

10 Questions: Judge and former NFL player Dwayne Woodruff
Judge Dwayne D. Woodruff, a former professional football player—and Super Bowl champion—Woodruff went to law school full-time while he played defensive back for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Now, after more than a decade on the court bench, Woodruff is running for a seat on the state supreme court.
Paying for Free Speech: Proposed laws would regulate public protests
“We are certainly seeing an upsurge in social activism, from protesting in the streets and at airports to a huge increase in people contacting government representatives, attending town hall meetings and using social media to organize,” says Traci Yoder, director of education and research for the National Lawyers Guild in New York City. As a result, legislators in nearly 20 states have responded with a flurry of bills that increase penalties for protesters, ban the wearing of masks, charge for police protection and even immunize drivers who hit protesters with their cars.
Lawyer is accused of offering rape victim cash not to testify, warning of deportation if she appears

A Baltimore criminal defense lawyer faces charges for allegedly offering a rape victim $3,000 not to testify against his client and claiming that she would be deported if she showed…

Sessions orders review of federal agreements on local policing, seeks delay in Baltimore case
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has called for a review of Department of Justice agreements with local police departments in a memo declaring that it’s not the federal government’s job to police local law enforcement.
Maryland federal judge blocks part of Trump’s revised travel ban

A federal judge in Maryland is the second to issue an injunction preventing enforcement of President Trump’s revised travel ban.

U.S. District Judge Theodore Chuang on Thursday enjoined a revised…

Maryland prosecutor resigns before he is sentenced for hotel-room spectacle

The state’s attorney in Cecil County, Maryland, resigned from his job on Monday, a day before he received a suspended sentence for alleged lewd acts before a glass balcony door…

Baltimore agrees to police reforms in agreement with Justice Department

After months of negotiations with the U.S. Justice Department, the city of Baltimore has agreed to wide-ranging police reforms.

The changes, outlined in a 227-page consent decree (PDF), still…

Baltimore chief judge faces ethics charges for alleged disrespectful treatment of public defender

Baltimore’s chief judge is accused in a misconduct complaint of mocking, insulting, berating and threatening to jail a public defender.

The judge, Alfred Nance, has been investigated before, the

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