Witness under duress

In this age of gangs and other criminal conspiracies, the prosecution more than ever faces the problem of trying to get witnesses to testify against some criminal defendants. When a witness is granted…

Here comes the Sun

It is not often that an appellate opinion starts off quoting The Beatles. But, this week Maryland’s Court of Appeals began its opinion in Board of County Commissioners of Washington County v. Perennia…

Following rules in judicial election

Maryland still provides for the election of Circuit Court judges, who are appointed by the Governor after vetting by Judicial Nominating Commissions and must then stand for election. If an attorney de…