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Md. high court upholds subpoena of overdose data from Baltimore fire department

Maryland Court of Appeals

A Baltimore grand jury may subpoena the city’s fire department for nearly 18 months' worth of opioid overdose response records, Maryland’s top court ruled.

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Md. high court hears free-speech challenge to Baltimore’s billboard tax

Baltimore’s tax on commercial billboard operators unconstitutionally infringes on their right to free speech in the advertisements and messages they post, an attorney for the city’s leading billboard owner told a skeptical Maryland high court Friday. Billboards are “a venerable ...

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