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High court returns Md. assault weapons ban challenge to 4th circuit, cites Bruen

Semi-automatic rifles fill a wall at a gun shop in Lynnwood, Washington. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday sent a constitutional challenge to Maryland’s ban on semiautomatic assault-style weapons back to a lower court with instructions that it apply the justices’ broad interpretation of the Second Amendment right to keep and bear ...

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Md. high court reinstates conviction in graduation eve murders

A divided Maryland high court Monday reinstated the first-degree murder conviction of a man who killed two Montgomery County teenagers on the eve of their high school graduation five years ago. In its 5-2 decision, the Court of Appeals overturned ...

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Md. high court will weigh MDE regulation of ammonia to protect the bay

Maryland’s top court will consider if state agency validly rejected a request to impose ammonia emissions standards for feeding operations to protect the bay.

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Bankrupt Md. company’s $4.7M debt for damages likely can’t be discharged, 4th Circuit says

A Savage-based supplier of packaging products likely cannot discharge through bankruptcy the $4.7 million in damages owed a competitor for intentional interference with contracts and tortious interference with business relations, a federal appeals court ruled last week. In its published ...

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Supreme Court denies Nigerian’s appeal in Laurel-based elder abuse scam

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear the appeal of a Nigerian who, though never having been to Maryland, was convicted in Greenbelt federal court of conspiring to launder money from a Laurel-based online scam that convinced elderly people ...

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