Petitions for Writ of Certiorari - June, 2020


September Term, 2019


Granted June 5, 2020

State of Maryland v. Karen Cambpell McGagh - Case No. 12, September Term, 2020

Issues – Criminal Law – 1) Did CSA err when, citing First Amendment and policy-based concerns, it applied a non-deferential, de novo standard of review to the legal sufficiency of the evidence to sustain Respondent’s convictions for perjury and false statement? 2) Did CSA err in finding the evidence insufficient to show willful and knowing falsity, and in finding that one witness’ testimony corroborated by surveillance video was insufficient to satisfy the “two-witness rule” for perjury? 3) Was the evidence legally insufficient to support Respondent’s convictions for perjury and/or false statement because the evidence failed to show that the statements were material?

State of Maryland v. Nathan Joseph Johnson - Case No. 13, September Term, 2020

Issue – Criminal Law – Did CSA err in denying Petitioner’s motion to reconsider and remand because the trial court is entitled to reconfigure the sentencing package to account for the reversal of Respondent’s involuntary manslaughter conviction regardless of the reason for reversal?



Denied June 26, 2020

Barkley, Deandre v. State - Pet. Docket No. 23 *
Brault v. Kosmowski - Pet. Docket No. 63 *
Brault v. Kosmowski - Pet. Docket No. 88 *
Brooks, Richard Wayne v. State - Pet. Docket No. 75 * 
Counsel of Unit Owners of Teal Marsh v. Hubberman - Pet. Docket No. 49 *
Deberry, Jamison v. State - Pet. Docket No. 61 *
Graves, Jeremy Odell v. State - Pet. Docket No. 42 *
James, Daniel v. State - Pet. Docket No. 62 *
Khan v. Law Firm of Paley Rothman - Pet. Docket No. 69 *
Maryland Small MS4 Coalition v. Dept. of the Environment - Pet. Docket No. 55 *
McQueen, Shawn v. State - Pet. Docket No. 50 *
Muffoletto v. Towers - Pet. Docket No. 43 *
Myers v. Goldberg - Pet. Docket No. 72 *
Olszewski, Trent Alan v. State - Pet. Docket No. 488
Prince George's Cnty. Cncl. v. Genon Ash Mgmt. - Pet. Docket No. 60 *
Rucker, Derrick v. State - Pet. Docket No. 79 * 
Sewell v. Howard - Pet. Docket No. 53 *
Whitley, Kennard v. State - Pet. Docket No. 68 *
Wrightout, Hakeem D. v. State - Pet. Docket No. 65 *
Yi & Std. Const. & Coatings v. Chrysso C. Plato Trust & Plato - Pet. Docket No. 57 *

* Sept. Term, 2020