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Gun advocates challenge Md.’s ban on assault weapons, calling them common

In this Jan. 28, 2013, file photo, firearms training unit Detective Barbara J. Mattson, of the Connecticut State Police, holds up a Bushmaster AR-15 rifle, the same make and model of gun used by Adam Lanza in the Sandy Hook School shooting, for a demonstration during a hearing of a legislative subcommittee reviewing gun laws, at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

Maryland’s assault-style-weapons ban violates the Second Amendment because the guns, though dangerous, are commonly used, gun rights advocates argued to the 4th Circuit.

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Defendants’ rights not violated by masked prospective jurors, Md. appeals court says

A defendant’s constitutional right to view prospective jurors as they answer questions was not violated by the pandemic-spurred mandate that they wear masks, Maryland’s second-highest court ruled.

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Frosh defends assault weapons ban, cites 19th century knife restrictions

Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh walks on the House of Delegates chamber floor before the annual State of the State address on Jan. 30, 2019, in Annapolis. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Maryland’s ban on semiautomatic assault-style weapons passes constitutional muster because it is in keeping with the nation’s history of restricting “extraordinarily dangerous” offensive weapons, the state’s attorney general argued.

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Md. high court will weigh fee waiver denial in police records case

Maryland’s top court will consider whether the Baltimore Police Department must waive the fee it charges requestors of public records when the data sought relates to officers’ use of force.

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Frosh defends Md. handgun licensing amid new high court ruling

Maryland’s attorney general defended the constitutionality of the state’s challenged licensing requirements for would-be handgun buyers as in keeping with the nation’s early history of training militias to use guns.

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