Brief of Proposed Amicus Curiae National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Argument: Rule 31(b)(3) permits district courts to exercise discretion in declaring a mistrial or allowing a retrial. The district court carefully weighed the critically important interests underlying the Double Jeopardy Clause.
Brief of Amici Curiae National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' Association Regarding the State's Application for Leave to Appeal.
Argument: The Court must hold the State to at least the same high standard that it applies to prisoners' § 7-109 applications. A prompt retrial is better calculated to promote public confidence in the Maryland criminal justice system. Amici urge the Court to deny the State's application for leave to appeal.