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Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Appealing for the Dead: What Happens When a Defendant Dies While an Appeal is Pending?

The Maryland Court of Appeals ruled that when a defendant dies, the conviction is not automatically vacated, as some states  hold, and that the appeal is not automatically dismissed, as other states hold.  Instead, the appeal can continue, and the status of the conviction will depend on the determination on appeal. [Jack Chin]

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