New Md. officeholders mean new captions for old court appeals
The change from Gov. Larry Hogan to Gov. Wes Moore will occur with much less fanfare in the clerk’s office of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Gun advocates challenge Md.’s ban on assault weapons, calling them common
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.
Frosh defends assault weapons ban, cites 19th century knife restrictions
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.
Gun rights advocates challenge Md. assault weapons ban, cite Supreme Court
Maryland’s ban on semiautomatic assault-style weapons must be struck down because it is not in keeping with the Supreme Court's decision, gun rights advocates argue.
High court returns Md. assault weapons ban challenge to 4th circuit, cites Bruen
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 arms that they issued last week. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals had upheld […]
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 to have the Supreme Court hear their challenge to the state law. In papers filed […]
Frosh defends assault weapons ban against Second Amendment attack
Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Friday defended the constitutionality of the state’s ban on semiautomatic assault-style weapons against a U.S. Supreme Court challenge by gun rights advocates.
Supreme Court shows interest in challenge to Md. assault weapons ban
The U.S. Supreme Court has shown interest in hearing gun rights advocates’ contention that Maryland’s ban on semiautomatic assault-style weapons violates the constitutional right to keep and bear arms, a Second Amendment argument the high court declined to consider five years ago. Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh’s office on Jan. 3 waived the state’s […]