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Gun group makes last bid for justices’ review of Md. bump stock ban

Maryland cannot avoid its constitutional obligation to financially compensate gun owners for having forced them to surrender what had been lawfully possessed devices to make their firearms fire faster just because they had become “politically unpopular property,” a gun rights ...

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4th Circuit revives Baltimore’s lawsuit against drug maker

A federal appeals court has revived Baltimore’s lawsuit to recover the hundreds of thousands of dollars the city claims to have overpaid for blood-pressure pills because the drug’s manufacturer illegally cornered the market. Baltimore claims Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd.’s failure to ...

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Md. high court hears PG town’s appeal of national origin bias ruling

An attorney for Riverdale Park urged Maryland’s top court Monday to overturn a ruling that the Prince George’s County town illegally discriminated against a Palestinian-American towing company owner in awarding a towing contract. Riverdale Park’s decision to bypass Mamoun Ashkar’s ...

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Parent cannot sue based on co-parent’s criticism, Md. appeals court says

One parent’s incessant and insulting criticism of the other to their child does not give rise to a compensable claim of intentional interference with parental relations by the criticized parent, even if the child does not want to visit him ...

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Supreme Court declines convicted Md. child molester’s appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a former Silver Spring elementary school teacher’s argument that his conviction for having sexually abused students should be overturned because the trial judge refused to allow testimony regarding his appropriate behavior ...

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Md. high court upholds Baltimore’s billboard tax

Baltimore’s tax on commercial billboard operators does not violate their constitutional right to free speech in the advertisements and messages they post, Maryland’s top court ruled Monday in upholding the city’s charge. In its 6-1 decision, the Court of Appeals ...

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Biden, Baltimore ask justices to dismiss Trump abortion appeal

The Biden administration asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday to dismiss a Trump-era appeal of a Baltimore-supported decision that struck down a federal rule barring taxpayer-funded pregnancy clinics from referring women for abortions. The high court last month had ...

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