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Maryland high court: Involuntary commitment challenge survives release

The Court of Appeals builiding in Annapolis. MF-D 9/20/04.

A claim challenging a person’s involuntary commitment for mental health treatment does not end with the individual’s release from the facility, Maryland’s top court unanimously ruled Tuesday, citing the lasting social stigma and possible “collateral consequences” of having been institutionalized. ...

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High court defers to MDE, upholds agency’s stormwater permits

The Court of Appeals builiding in Annapolis. MF-D 9/20/04.

The Maryland Department of the Environment validly imposed stormwater-protection standards on two counties more stringent than the counties’ population sizes would generally call for under the law and legitimately mandated that they reduce polluting discharges beyond “the maximum extent practicable,” ...

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