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Tag Archives: due process

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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Md. court sets preponderance test for sex-offender registry

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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Developer loses constitutional challenge to MoCo zoning change

Montgomery County did not violate a developer’s constitutional rights by adopting a water system amendment to a master zoning plan, changes that devalued the planned development, a federal appeals court ruled last week. In its reported 3-0 decision, the 4th ...

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Md. appeals court upholds curfew on hookah lounges

Hookah lounges

Baltimore County did not violate the constitutional rights of hookah-lounge owners by requiring them to close their establishments by midnight each night, Maryland’s second-highest court ruled Wednesday. In its reported 3-0 decision, the Court of Special Appeals called the ordinance ...

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Judge acted as prosecutor at murder trial, Md. high court says

A unanimous Maryland high court Thursday refused to reinstate a first-degree murder conviction in Baltimore, saying the judge violated the defendant’s due-process rights by reopening the trial – on his own motion – so the state could present damaging palm-print ...

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