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Appellate Courts

Md. weapons ban fails strict scrutiny, gun groups tell justices

Maryland’s ban on semiautomatic assault-style weapons violates the constitutional right to bear arms because the blanket prohibition is not narrowly tailored to achieve the compelling governmental interest of public safety, gun rights advocates stated last week in their final bid ...

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Tax sale certificates assignable until deed issues, Md. high court says

Winning bidders at auctions for property on which taxes have gone unpaid can assign their sale certificates to someone else at any time before the deed on the purchased land is issued, a sharply divided Maryland high court ruled last ...

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