Court Report


New Maryland Health Insurance Laws

No topic has generated more debate than the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) and, as originally enacted at least, its requirement that all persons obtain health insurance. Each State has its own laws…

The Reluctant Victim Witness

It is not unusual for prosecutors to have to deal with victims of crimes who are reluctant to testify and incriminate the criminal defendant, for such reasons as a relationship with or even fear of th…

Seizure of a Sleeping Driver

During the holiday season, the police rightfully enhance their enforcement of laws regarding operating a vehicle while impaired or intoxicated. In a recent unreported opinion, Maryland’s intermediate …

Replaying Testimony in Closing

We are all so used to being able to use technology to instantly play whatever we want, that one might expect that the jury can hear a replay of testimony even during a lawyer’s closing argument. How s…

Audio on Body Cameras

Many police departments are now equipping officers with body cameras that record video and audio of police encounters with citizens. The Montgomery County police routinely have body camera recordings …