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Justices show interest in Staples’ challenge to Maryland tax

In this June 17, 2019 photo, The Supreme Court is shown in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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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Hopkins professors urge justices to hear generic drugs appeal

"If all you're getting from your school system is here's everything that we're doing to reduce the chance of infection, that's not enough," says Dr. Joshua Sharfstein of Johns Hopkins. "People should also know what should happen, when and if there's a case of coronavirus in the  schools."(File photo)

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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