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Tag Archives: equal protection

Ocean City defends topless ban in 4th Circuit filing

FILE - In this June 9, 2012, file photo, people crowd the beach in Ocean City, Md. (Amanda Rippen White/The News Journal via AP, File)

Ocean City’s prohibition on women going topless “protects and advances the prevailing sensibilities” of its residents and visitors, the Eastern Shore beach town told a U.S. appeals court Thursday as it considers whether the ban violates the Constitution’s guarantee of equal treatment under the law because men are permitted to go-bare chested.

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Transgender man sues UMMS, alleges constitutional violations

Exteriors of the St. Josephs Medical Center's main entrance. (Maximilian Franz/The Daily Record)

The University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center canceled a transgender man’s prescribed hysterectomy because the surgery would have violated the hospital’s religious prohibition on direct sterilizations of patients, according to a lawsuit the man filed Thursday alleging the facility violated ...

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Hogan’s stay-at-home foes launch 4th Circuit appeal

Gov. Larry Hogan speaks Wednesday, May 6, 2020, in Annapolis. (The Daily Record / Bryan P. Sears)

Business owners, clergy and three Republican state delegates are appealing a federal judge’s rejection Wednesday of their constitutional challenge to Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s state-at-home orders. The challengers Friday notified the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to soon expect ...

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Minority, woman-owned businesses allege federal loan bias

U.S. District Court Greenbelt

The federal government intentionally discriminated against minority- and woman-owned businesses in its recent distribution of nearly $350 billion in loans to save small companies desperate to survive amid the United States’ pandemic-induced economic freefall, struggling Maryland businesses allege in a ...

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