The Western Maryland Law Journal

The Western Maryland Law Journal was published from 1998 to 2003 by  the Allegany/Garrett Counties Criminal Defense Attorneys Association.  Its run consisted of thirty three works by fourteen authors.

Ramon Rozas, III, and James E. Malone were on the editorial board throughout its run and were regular contributors.   Other authors include  Michael O. Twigg; Frederick Voss;  Samuel J. Lane; and the Honorable W. Timothy Finan.

The Journal published Penny C. Kahn’s article Due Process Rights for Juveniles: Ensuring Competence to Stand Trial in Maryland’s Juvenile Courts (Vol. 3 2003 No. 2.)  It was cited in Maryland General Assembly House Bill 994 (2004 Session);  House Bill 1007 (2005 Session); Senate Bill 564 (2004 Session); Senate Bill 616 (2005 Session); and Senate Bill  784 (2005 Session).

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The Western Maryland Law Journal Vol. 1 1998 No. 1

Articles and works include: Impeachment in Maryland After State v. Giddens by James E. Malone and Ramon Rozas III; Aggregation in District Court by Ramon Rozas III; A Brief Examination of Drug Cases by Marsha Steele; Three Cases for the Practitioner by The Editors; Book Review of Akil Reed Amar’s “Back to Basics” – Reviewing The Constitution & Criminal Procedure  by Samuel J. Lane; and Reference Chart of Impeachable Offenses.

The Western Maryland Law Journal Vol. 1 1998 No. 2

Articles and works include: Evaluating Spinal Injuries Using the AMA Guides by Bruce A. Kirkwood; “Still Smokin'” Constructive Possession and Taylor v. State by James E. Malone; Sanitization: Is it for Maryland? by Ramon Rozas III; Case Note: Bowen v. A.H. Smith by Lee A. Caplan; Points and Authorities by the Editors; Comparative Analysis of Jury Trial Prayers In Allegany County, Maryland by Nat Horsch; Book Review of Michael Stoolies’ The Law Under the Swastika by Raymond F. Weston; and Reference Chart of Juvenile Court Provisions.

The Western Maryland Law Journal Vol. 1 1998 No. 3

Articles and works include: “Know When to Hold’Em, Know When to Fold’Em:” Withdrawing and Enforcing Plea Agreements by James E. Malone and Samuel J. Lane; A Primer for MVA “Per Se” Hearings by R. Steven Friend; Points and Authorities by the Editors; Book Review of David M. Rabban’s Free Speech In Its Forgotten Years  by Ramon Rozas III; and Model Guilty Plea Litany.

The Western Maryland Law Journal Vol. 2 1999 No. 1

Articles and works include: An Overview of Other Crimes Evidence in Maryland by Michael O. Twigg; Case Note: United States v. Singleton by Ramon Rozas III; Points and Authorities by the Editors; and Book Review of Dr. Dorthy Otnow Lewis’s Guilty By Reason of Insanity by James E. Malone.

The Western Maryland Law Journal Vol. 2 1999 No. 2

Articles and works include: “Here Comes the Bride?” Proving Common Law Marriage in Pennsylvania by Suzanne McGrath Dale; Writ of Coram Nobis by James E. Malone; “The Complainant Who Cried Wolf” Cross-Examining Witnesses with Prior Allegations by Ramon Rozas III; Points and Authorities by the Editors; Book Review of John C. Tucker’s May God Have Mercy by the Honorable W. Timothy Finan; and Fifth Amendment Checklist.

The Western Maryland Law Journal Vol. 2 1999 No. 3

Articles and works include: Ten Reckless Years: Negligence as a Criminal Act by James E. Malone; Does the Constitution Sometimes Require Severance? by Ramon Rozas III; Points and Authorities by the Editors; Book Review of Prof. Mark Tushnet’s Taking the Constitution Away From the Courts by Frederick H. Voss; and Preserving Evidence of Innocents [Digital Version Lost] .

The Western Maryland Law Journal Vol. 3 2003 No. 1

Articles and works include: “‘Till Death Do Us Part.” Interspousal Tort Immunity by Edward Hagan; “A Jury of One’s Peers:”  Criminal Convictions of Prospective Jurors and the Assembling of a Jury Pool by James E. Malone; Points & Authorities by The Editors; Book Review of D. Graham Burnett’s A Trial By Jury  by Ramon Rozas, III; and Police Inducements of Confessions.

The Western Maryland Law Journal Vol. 3 2003 No. 2

Articles and works include: Due Process Rights for Juveniles: Ensuring Competence to Stand Trial by Penny C. Kahn; Chen v. State: Some Modes of Statutory Interpretation by James E. Malone;  Case Note: Smith v. State by Ramon Rozas III; Points & Authorities by The Editors [Note: Digital Version Partially Lost]; and Book Review of Ronald C. White, Jr.’s Lincoln’s Greatest Speech:  The Second Inaugural, by  Edward Hagan [Note: Digital Version Lost].

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