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APPLICATION OF MARIA C.

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APPLICATION OF MARIA C.

Issue: Should a convicted shoplifter be deemed sufficiently rehabilitated to be admitted to the Bar of Maryland?

Admitted?: Yes.  But this decision prompted a dissenting opinion from one judge who believe it "would be derelict in my responsibility to the people of Maryland were I to join in certifying that this young woman has the requisite moral character to handle the affairs of others."

Area of Concern: Criminal Misconduct, Rehabilitation.

Citation: 294 Md. 538, 451 A.2d 655 (1982)