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Robert C. Murphy

Robert C. Murphy

Former Chief Judge, Court of Appeals of Maryland

APPLICATION OF DORTCH

Issue: Should the applicant be admitted to the Maryland Bar even though he was convicted of second degree murder and related attempted robbery offenses?

Admitted?: No.

Area of Concern: Candidate's application was premature because he was still under parole supervision for a crime that would clearly necessitate disbarment.

Citation: 344 Md. 376, 687 A.2d 245 (1997)