Maryland Courts

PETITIONS FOR WRIT OF CERTIORARI

September Term, 2007

 

Granted January 29, 2008

Michael D. Smigiel, Sr. et al v. Peter Franchot, et al. - Case No. 121, September Term 2007.

ISSUE - CONSTITUTIONAL LAW - MAY LAW MAKERS DELEGATE DECISIONS TO VOTERS BY PASSING STATUTES WHICH ARE CONTINGENT UPON POPULAR APPROVAL OF DUPLICITOUS CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS?

 

Granted January 9, 2008

Craig B. Chesek and Gregory J. Maddalone v. Adrienne A. Jones - Case No. 117, September Term 2007.

ISSUE - MARYLAND GENERAL ASSEMBLY - MAY THE LEGISLATIVE POLICY COMMITTEE DELEGATE ITS STATUTORY SUBPOENA AND INVESTIGATORY POWERS TO A "SPECIAL COMMITTEE"?

Lemuel Lindsay McGlone, Jr. v. State of Maryland - Case No. 116, September Term 2007.

ISSUE - CRIMINAL LAW - CAN TWO CONVICTIONS NOT SEPARATED BY A TERM OF CONFINEMENT QUALIFY AS PREDICATE CONVICTIONS FOR PURPOSES OF SENTENCE ENHANCEMENT?

State of Maryland Central Collection Unit v. Robert William Jordan - Case No. 118, September Term 2007.

ISSUE - MOTOR VENHICLES - MAY A COURT DECLINE TO IMPOSE PENALTIES FOR A MOTORIST'S FAILURE TO MAINTAIN AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE BASED SOLELY ON THE MOTORIST'S SUBJECTIVE INTENT TO MAINTAIN INSURANCE?

 

Denied January 7, 2008

Mathis v. Frison - Pet. Docket No. 509