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by Annie Linskey | May 30, 2012
Maryland's legislative leaders today appointed a bipartisan panel to study the impact of recent court ruling that labeled pit bulls as 'inherently dangerous' for liability purposes and to make recommendations about possible legislative fixes. Five members from each chamber have been named, including three of the five delegates who introduced legislation aimed at overturning the court's ruling during the May special session in Annapolis. The 4-3 decision by the Maryland Court of Appeals came in April after the General Assembly's regular session expired, and drew outrage from dog owners who fear that thousands of pit bulls will be put down.
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December 12, 1991
Unlike other individual rights guaranteed by the Bill of Rights, the right to a jury trial is also guaranteed in the body of the Constitution. The Sixth and Seventh amendments were added, however, to make sure such trials were fair and not subject to manipulation by the government. The Sixth Amendment deals with criminal prosecutions; the Seventh, with civil cases.The Sixth goes beyond the Constitution's bare guarantee of trial by jury to insist that the trial be "speedy" and "public," that the jurors be "impartial," that the accused be informed of "the nature and cause" of all charges, be able to compel testimony, examine the evidence and have a lawyer.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | January 11, 1997
PONTIAC, Mich. -- Saying that any renewed attempt to prosecute Dr. Jack Kevorkian would be "an exercise in futility," the new Oakland County prosecutor, David Gorcyca, dismissed a long list of assisted-suicide charges his predecessor had filed against the retired pathologist and two assistants in October."
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By Jill Rosen and Jill Rosen,SUN REPORTER | September 17, 2006
In the news Represented Mount Vernon-area residents who challenged the Archdiocese of Baltimore's demolition of the Rochambeau, a 100-year-old apartment building at North Charles and West Franklin streets in Baltimore. Occupation Lawyer with Liebmann and Shively. Also executive director of the Calvert Institute for Policy Research. Author of eight nonfiction books, most recently The Common Law Tradition: A Collective Portrait of Five Legal Scholars. Career highlights Came to Baltimore in 1963 as law clerk to Court of Appeals Chief Judge Frederick W. Brune.
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By Alan J. Craver and Alan J. Craver,Staff writer | November 10, 1991
A Harford Circuit Court judge has denied a request by a Havre de Grace contracting company for a summary judgment in its civil suit against the developers of the Major's Choice subdivision in Bel Air.Judge Cypert O. Whitfill's order, issued Monday, means that the case will be scheduled for trial. The trial has not been scheduled.The contractor, Majors Inc., is seeking $125,202 in damages from the Majors Choice Limited Partnership, Shehan & McGee Associates, andits two partners, Robert W. McGee and George Shehan, both of Bel Air.Majors Inc. contends in its suit, filed Sept.
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By Annapolis Bureau of The Sun | January 29, 1992
ANNAPOLIS -- A correctional officer held hostage during last summer's uprising at the Maryland Penitentiary asked a Senate committee yesterday to approve a bill to impose sentences of up to 30 years for inmates who participate in such crimes.Lt. William K. Pitts was one of five men taken hostage by prisoners. He and two others were released within an hour, but two were kept in a C Dormitory cell for 23 hours.No one can know what his co-workers, Larry Hughes and Gary Wooten, endured on that hot July day, Mr. Pitts told the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee.
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By Staff report | July 2, 1993
A 16-year-old Westminster boy led state police on a high-speed chase early Wednesday that ended when he lost control and struck an embankment while attempting to turn right onto Old Baltimore Road.Police records indicate the driver was not injured. His passenger, another Westminster 16-year-old boy, received minor injuries but refused treatment.About 2:40 a.m. Wednesday, Tfc. Leonard Lucas saw a 1981 Ford "operating erratically" on Route 32 in Eldersburg.He signaled the car with siren and lights, but it did not stop.
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | August 10, 2012
The Maryland Senate passed Gov. Martin O'Malley's gambling expansion bill on a 28-14 vote Friday, sending the legislation to a more closely divided House of Delegates for a decision when the the General Assembly's special session continues into a second week Monday. Approval came in the early evening after senators spent much of the afternoon debating and defeating amendments proposed by Republicans and a conservative Democrat opponent of the key provision allowing a casino in Prince George's County.
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By Reginald Fields and Reginald Fields,SUN STAFF | June 13, 2003
A Baltimore City police officer was indicted yesterday by a city grand jury on perjury and misconduct in office charges after being suspended in March for allegedly making a false drug arrest. If convicted, Jacqueline A. Folio, 41, a 14-year veteran of the department, could receive a maximum of 10 years in prison for the perjury charge and whatever sentence a judge hands down for the misconduct charge, a common law offense. Police said Folio was involved March 27 in what they called an integrity sting.
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By Ann G. Sjoerdsma | February 20, 2000
KITTY HAWK, N.C. -- The large sign next to the four roadside crosses reads "DRINKING + DRIVING CAN COST YOU A PRECIOUS GEM." Garnished in flowers, each simple white cross bears a name: Megan, Angie, Amanda, Shana. On April 6, 1999, at this site on Highway 158 in Kill Devil Hills, four 17-year-old girls last saw each other. The crash instantly killed Megan Blong, Angie McGrady and Amanda Geiger, all from New Jersey. Shana Lawler, whose family had recently moved to North Carolina's Outer Banks, died six days later.
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