This question involves researching state-specific secondary authority.
Follow these steps:
Return to the Secondary Sources main page.
Under By State, select Maryland.
On a computer, look at the left side of the screen, scroll down to Publication Type and click on the expander ( + ) to its right.
Select the check box next to Jurisprudence & Encyclopedias, then click on the blue box that contains the word Apply.
The screen now should list only one filtered publication to be searched, Maryland Law Encyclopedia. Select the check box next to Maryland Law Encyclopedia.
Type “sham marriage” (include the quotation marks) into the GSB.
Click on the item in the results list that includes § 16. Read the article.
On the Westlaw App, click on Texts & Treatises, them select Maryland Law Encyclopedia.
Enter “sham marriage” (include the quotation marks) in the search bar. Click on the item in the results list that includes § 16. Read the article.
Respond to the following questions. Write your answers in your own words using complete sentences. Don’t just copy and paste a block of text from the source.
a. According to the author, what is the purpose of the “spousal adverse testimony privilege”?
b. According to the author, why does the witness spouse, not the defendant spouse, get to choose whether to invoke the “spousal adverse testimony privilege”?