Maryland

Criminal Justice

Justice Department opens inquiry into police treatment of Freddie Gray, who died after spinal injury

Privacy Law

Stingray device evidence allowed in murder case; police skipped request for court order

Trials & Litigation

US Supreme Court’s chief justice shows up for jury duty

Law in Popular Culture

Defense lawyers follow popular Serial podcast’s lead, are publishing sequel to client’s online story

Labor & Employment

Fired over blond highlights, former Hooters waitress wins $250K arbitration award

Legal Ethics

Lawyer’s ‘sugar daddy’ offer to unrepresented opposing party is cited in disbarment decision

Criminal Justice

‘Serial’ subject Syed appeals, says lawyer never interviewed alibi and didn’t seek plea deal

Trials & Litigation

Subject of popular ‘Serial’ podcast can pursue appeal, court rules

Legal Ethics

Lawyer is suspended for revealing information that led to murder

Criminal Justice

‘Serial’ podcasts downplayed info supporting murder conviction, prosecutor says; DNA testing sought

Family Law

Parents investigated for allowing their ‘free-range’ kids to walk home alone

Criminal Justice

Baltimore bishop faces DUI and texting-while-driving charges in hit-and-run death

First Amendment

Maryland county official recants threat to sue reporter for printing his name without his permission

Death Penalty

Maryland governor will commute sentences of state’s remaining death-row inmates

Judiciary

Courthouse closed after bedbug is found in file room

Law Schools

Even higher-ranked law schools compete for transfer students, school officials say

Opening Statements

Wipe Out: New app helps people expunge their records

Legal Ethics

Judge who was ‘disrespectful’ to lawyer and ‘ridiculed’ defendant gets 5-day suspension

Trials & Litigation

Widow of author Tom Clancy battles lawyer over $6M in estate taxes

Constitutional Law

Murder defendant refuses judge’s order to wear Stun-Cuff at trial, misses opening statements