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Court Rules Police Can Use Volunteered DNA in Other Cases

Maryland’s highest court has ruled police can retain and use a suspect’s DNA profile obtained by consent to investigate other cases.


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Md. Senate Advances Dog Bite Liability Measure

Maryland’s Senate advanced a measure on Wednesday that would hold dog owners liable for bites, but protect those who can prove they didn’t know their dog was dangerous.


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Md. Court to Reconsider Bail Hearing Requirement

Maryland’s highest court will take a second look at whether to require a lawyer at every defendant’s initial bail hearing.


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Republicans Block Obama Nominee To Appeals Court

Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked the confirmation of federal appeals court nominee Caitlin Halligan for the second time, denying President Barack Obama a key judicial appointment.


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Md. Case Could Unravel the Country’s Criminal DNA Collection Practices

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will try to balance the rights of Americans who have not been convicted of a major crime to keep their DNA out of the government’s hands against the government’s interest in closing cold cases and the rights of crime victims to finally see justice done.