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437 ABA Journal Maryland articles.

Adnan Syed of ‘Serial’ podcast fame released to home detention after judge vacates murder conviction

A Baltimore judge has vacated the murder conviction of Adnan Syed, whose case was featured on the Serial podcast, after Baltimore prosecutors said the defense was never given information about two “alternative suspects.”

‘Alternative suspects,’ unreliable evidence support new trial for Adnan Syed of ‘Serial’ podcast fame, prosecutors say

Baltimore prosecutors are asking a judge to vacate the murder conviction of Adnan Syed, whose case was featured on the Serial podcast.

Meet M. Evan Corcoran, a former BigLaw partner who now represents Trump

One of the lawyers representing former President Donald Trump in his documents battle with the federal government is M. Evan Corcoran, a former partner at Wiley Rein, who once took about six years off from practicing law.

Armed man accused of threatening Kavanaugh is arrested near justice’s home

Updated: A man with a gun and zip ties was arrested early Wednesday near the Maryland home of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, according to court documents.

Lawyer disbarred for submitting more than $14K in false expense reports to firm he co-founded

Maryland’s highest court has disbarred a lawyer who allegedly squandered the second chance that he was given when his law firm first discovered that he had falsified an expense report. The Maryland Court of Appeals disbarred lawyer Keith M. Bonner.

Judge orders new DNA tests in Adnan Syed murder case featured on ‘Serial’ podcast

A Baltimore judge has ordered new DNA testing of evidence in the murder case against Adnan Syed after his lawyer and Baltimore prosecutors supported additional tests.

Top state court questions ban on Maryland offices by out-of-state lawyers

The Maryland Court of Appeals has cited “considerable mitigating factors” in refusing to sanction a lawyer accused of maintaining an office in the state, even though she was licensed only in Washington, D.C.

These 2 judges are considered front-runners to replace Breyer; who else is getting mentioned?

Two judges are considered front-runners to replace U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer, but they aren’t the only contenders.

Top Baltimore prosecutor is indicted for allegedly lying to get money for Florida home purchases

Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby was indicted Thursday for allegedly committing perjury and filing false mortgage applications to buy two homes in Florida.

Ex-film industry lawyer gets prison time for blackmailing woman he met on ‘sugar daddies’ website

A fired top lawyer for the film industry has been sentenced to a year in prison for blackmailing and sexually abusing a woman he met through an online “sugar daddies” website.

As omicron COVID-19 cases surge, several courts pause jury trials

A California federal court said Wednesday it would suspend in-person jury trials following similar announcements by other state and federal courts amid the surge in omicron COVID-19 cases.

Defense attorney convicted in $1M federal money laundering case

A Baltimore defense attorney, who allegedly helped a longtime client and convicted drug trafficker funnel money through his law firm, has been found guilty of conspiracy to commit money laundering.

Former homicide prosecutor is charged with subpoenaing phone records to stalk women

A former homicide prosecutor in Baltimore is accused in an 88-count indictment of using grand jury subpoenas and other investigative tools to obtain information that he used to stalk two former romantic partners.

Imposter lawyer who filed document in Cosby case wins reversal of his conviction

A federal appeals court has overturned the false statements conviction of a man who posed as a lawyer to file a document in civil litigation between actor Bill Cosby and sexual assault accuser Andrea Constand.

Former prisoner at CIA black sites is first person to describe torture there in open court

An Al-Qaida courier testified Thursday about beatings, waterboarding and other abuses that he endured at former CIA black sites for three years beginning in 2003.

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