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State’s remedy for illegal tax faces constitutional challenge

ANNAPOLIS – Maryland’s remedy for having unconstitutionally taxed income that Marylanders earned and paid taxes on in other states also violated the federal Constitution, an attorney for the couple who won that initial legal challenge argued before the state’s top ...

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Justices show interest in Staples’ challenge to Maryland tax

The U.S. Supreme Court has shown some interest in hearing office supply giant Staples Inc.’s argument that Maryland’s tax assessment on fees that the Massachusetts-based company collects from its Maryland franchisees violates the Constitution’s Due Process and Interstate Commerce clauses. ...

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Md. high court opens term, will hear tax, debt-collection cases

Maryland’s top court on Thursday opens the public sessions of its 2019-2020 term, during which it will consider among its approximately 75 appeals whether the state’s remedy for an unconstitutional tax it imposed on out-of-state income is similarly unconstitutional. During ...

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Staples seeks to challenge Md. tax in Supreme Court

Office-supply giant Staples Inc. is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to review and strike down Maryland’s tax assessment on fees the Massachusetts-based company collects from its Maryland franchisees, saying such taxation of an out-of-state entity violates the Constitution’s Due Process ...

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Hopkins professors urge justices to hear generic drugs appeal

Two Johns Hopkins medical school professors are urging the U.S. Supreme Court to revive a Maryland law aimed at preventing unwarranted price increases for generic drugs, calling access to affordable pharmaceuticals “a crucial issue for the public health.” In papers ...

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Justices show interest in Frosh’s generic-drugs appeal

The Supreme Court is showing an interest in Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh’s request that the justices revive the state’s law aimed at preventing unwarranted price increases for generic drugs. On Tuesday the high court asked that the generic-drug ...

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