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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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Frosh, Barbera, Shah urge lawyers to do more pro bono work due to pandemic

Maryland’s top attorney and judge Thursday urged the state’s 40,000 lawyers to represent at least one low-income litigant for free or to volunteer hours of legal services during the next year to help the growing number of people facing bankruptcy, ...

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Retiring Chief Judge Barbera thanks bench and bar for ‘wonderful ride’

Maryland’s retiring top jurist Wednesday ended her last public appearance on the bench by thanking the state’s judiciary and more than 40,000 attorneys for “keeping the rule of law strong.” “I am gratified beyond words to do the work of ...

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Frosh seeks standards on police force, no-knocks, weapons

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Tuesday called for a statewide standard on the use of police force, sharp limits on the use of no-knock warrants, a ban on police use of military weapons and the creation of a ...

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