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  • Justice delayed and denied for more than 30 years

    Justice delayed and denied for more than 30 years
    Drawn from an old transcript, this is how a Baltimore judge instructed a jury before its deliberations in a murder trial in 1967: "You, under our system, in criminal cases are at liberty to disagree with the court's interpretation of the law. You shall determine what the law is and then apply the law to the facts as you find them to be."
  • Widow recalls life without husband as his killer goes free

    Widow recalls life without husband as his killer goes free
    As he lay on the floor of his Southwest Baltimore grocery store, Benjamin Rubin's last words to his wife were "I've been shot." Moments earlier on that April day in 1972, Welford Monroe and another young man stormed into B&S Food Market, ordered Rubin...

    Maryland court goes soft on criminals

    Maryland court goes soft on criminals
    Where do I begin? The Maryland Court of Appeals has ruled that the state's mandatory five-year, no parole sentence for gun possession by certain convicted felons cannot stand ("Court voids gun penalty," July 12). As the article noted, "The Court of...

    An injustice corrected

    An injustice corrected
    Today, judges instruct juries in criminal cases that they must presume the defendant is innocent and must hold the state to its burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. These are the fundamental rules of our criminal justice system. Before...

    With convictions for notorious 1981 Harford murders vacated, John Huffington could leave prison

    With convictions for notorious 1981 Harford murders vacated, John Huffington could leave prison
    Lawyers for John Norman Huffington, a Bel Air man who was twice convicted of killing a young man and young woman in Harford County in 1981, will argue for his release from prison on Thursday while Huffington awaits a new trial, granted this spring on...