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Hogan calls orders’ challenge moot, negated by high court

Gov. Larry Hogan speaks during a news conference on April 24, 2020 in Annapolis. (The Daily Record / Bryan P. Sears)

A constitutional challenge to Gov. Larry Hogan’s safer-at-home orders has been rendered moot by a relaxation in his pandemic-compelled directives and negated by a U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding restrictions on attendance at houses of worship amid the COVID-19 virus, ...

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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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Md. Green, Libertarian parties seek petition relief amid stay-at-home order

In this Sept. 20, 2018 photo, voting booths stand ready in downtown Minneapolis for the opening of early voting in Minnesota.(AP Photo/Steve Karnowski)

Saying their petition drives have stalled amid the governor’s stay-at-home directive, Maryland’s Green and Libertarian parties are seeking a federal court order suspending the state’s requirement that they collect thousands more signatures in order to place their candidates’ names on ...

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Baltimore police department: Aerial surveillance constitutional

Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison discusses his plan for crime reduction at the Greater Baltimore Committee on Wednesday. (Submitted photo)

The Baltimore Police Department this week defended the constitutionality of its planned use of aerial surveillance of the city, citing BPD’s compelling need to fight violent crime and saying Baltimoreans have no “reasonable expectation of privacy” when walking in public. ...

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