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Federal judge upholds Maryland’s ban on retail dog sales (access required)

Maryland’s ban on retail pet stores selling dogs while allowing nonprofit canine rescue shelters to continue with sales does not violate the constitutional guarantee of equal treatment under the law, a federal judge ruled Friday in a victory for the ...

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4th Circuit upholds Ocean City’s ban on women going topless (access required)

A federal appeals court Wednesday upheld the constitutionality of Ocean City’s prohibition on women going topless while permitting men to go bare-chested in the Eastern Shore beach town, saying the gender-based ban is substantially related to the important governmental interest ...

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Prince George’s County settles lawsuit with Black, Hispanic officers (access required)

Prince George’s County will pay $8 million and its police department will change its methods for promoting officers to prevent the possibility of discrimination against Blacks and Hispanics who apply for promotion, under a settlement the department has reached with ...

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Frosh seeks dismissal of challenge to state’s puppy mill ban on dog sales (access required)

Maryland’s ban on retail pet stores selling dogs while allowing nonprofit canine rescues and shelters to continue with sales beginning July 1 does not violate the constitutional guarantee of equal treatment under the law, the state’s attorney general has told ...

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4th Circuit weighs constitutionality of Ocean City’s topless ban (access required)

A seemingly divided 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday considered whether Ocean City’s prohibition on women going topless violates the Constitution’s guarantee of equal treatment under the law because men are permitted to go bare-chested in the Eastern ...

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PG police must change biased promotion system, U.S. judge says (access required)

A federal judge Wednesday ordered the Prince George’s County Police Department to change its method for promoting officers, saying the PGCPD likely discriminated intentionally against Black and Hispanic officers who applied for promotion. U.S. District Judge Theodore D. Chuang based ...

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Md. women’s group calls men-only registration unconstitutional (access required)

A Maryland women’s rights group is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down as unconstitutional a federal requirement that only men register for the military draft. The Women’s Law Center of Maryland Inc. has joined a high court brief ...

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