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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 ...

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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.

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Md. Senate, House pass conflicting ‘ghost gun’ ban bills

The Maryland Senate and House of Delegates have passed conflicting legislation to ban the possession of “ghost guns,” the increasingly prevalent untraceable firearms that can be assembled at home with parts bought online, regardless of the assembler’s age or criminal ...

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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 ...

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Frosh letter could help foes of PG ban on out-of-state tax sale bidders

A 2017 letter from Maryland’s attorney general to the governor could undermine the state’s defense of the constitutionality of a law requiring bidders on tax-delinquent Prince George’s County properties to be county residents. In the advisory letter, Attorney General Brian ...

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Gun rights groups renew high court challenge to Md. assault weapons ban

Gun rights advocates are again urging the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Maryland’s ban on semiautomatic assault-style weapons, with the possibility that a reconstituted and more conservative court will review the lower court decision it left undisturbed  four years ago. ...

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Publishers sue over Maryland’s first-in-the-nation e-book licensing law

A publishers’ association is suing Maryland over the state’s new e-book law that requires book publishers to sell public libraries licenses to the same digital content that other customers can purchase. Maryland’s law was a first-in-the-nation effort to force major ...

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