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High court rules sex offender registration qualifies as ‘punishment’

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A sharply divided Maryland high court ruled Tuesday that a convict’s placement on the Sex Offender Registry qualifies as “punishment” for a sex offense, meaning that all elements of the crime required for placement – such as the victim’s age ...

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Baltimore judge assails constitutionality of Hogan’s judicial scorecard

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ANNAPOLIS – A Baltimore judge Tuesday assailed as constitutionally suspect Gov. Larry Hogan’s legislative proposal to require a state commission to compile the violent crime sentences handed down by each Maryland circuit court judge, saying the bill could spur harsher ...

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Justices decline Staples’ challenge to Maryland tax

A Staples Office Store on Goucher Boulevard in 2000. (The Daily Record file)

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear office supply giant Staples Inc.’s argument that Maryland’s tax assessment on fees the Massachusetts-based company collects from its Maryland franchisees violates the Constitution’s Due Process and Interstate Commerce clauses. The justices ...

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Staples seeks to challenge Md. tax in Supreme Court

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

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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Md. court sets preponderance test for sex-offender registry

The Court of  Appeals building.
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Whether a victim of human trafficking was a minor must be proven and not presumed in order for the convicted trafficker’s name to be placed on the Maryland Sex Offender Registry, the state’s second-highest court has ruled in keeping an ...

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