Argument Schedule -- June, 2020



September Term, 2019


Wednesday, June 10, 2020:

AG No. 21 Attorney Grievance Commission of Maryland v. John Xander Yi

Attorney for Petitioner: Michael W. Blow, Jr.
Attorney for Respondent: Herbert Alan Dubin

No. 71 Gregory Johnson v. Maryland Department of Health

Issues – Health – General – 1) Did Respondent impermissibly decide issues of competency in violation of the U.S. Constitution and the Maryland Declaration of Rights when it used an administrative process to forcibly medicate Petitioner for competency restoration based on a statute that omits language authorizing involuntary medication for that purpose? 2) Did Respondent violate the U.S. Constitution and Maryland Declaration of Rights, which guarantee a criminal defendant certain due process and trial rights, when it forcibly medicated Petitioner after an administrative proceeding that prohibited him from asserting affirmative defenses related to his competency to rebut Respondent’s case and denied him meaningful access to his criminal defense attorney?

Attorneys for Petitioner: Emily Datnoff and Anthony J. May
Attorney for Respondent: Nicole Lugo-Clark


* Pursuant to the May 18, 2020 Administrative Order Rescheduling May Oral Arguments and Postponing Other Oral Arguments, a case that was previously scheduled for Oral arguments for Friday, May 1, 2020, and was previously postponed by Administrative Orders filed on March 17, 2020, March 31, 2020 and April 28, 2020, and a case that was designated for oral arguments in the June Session of the 2019 Term are rescheduled for Wednesday, June 10, 2020, beginning at 10:00  a.m., to be heard by videoconferencing.