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Foe of Hogan’s anti-BDS order assails loyalty ‘oath’ in 4th Circuit appeal (access required)

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s executive order requiring bidders on state contracts to forswear boycotting Israel reflects the early Cold War loyalty oaths forswearing Communism that the U.S. Supreme Court has deemed unconstitutional, a software engineer and would-be bidder who supports ...

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Frosh will appeal decision allowing protesters to sue arresting officer (access required)

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh will appeal a federal judge’s decision permitting gun rights advocates arrested during a peaceful protest near the State House three years ago to sue the arresting Maryland Capitol Police officer for allegedly violating their ...

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Gun rights activists can pursue claim against arresting officer, judge says (access required)

Gun rights advocates arrested by a Maryland Capitol Police officer during a peaceful protest near the State House three years ago can pursue their lawsuit alleging their constitutional rights to speak freely and be free of unreasonable seizure were violated, ...

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Nonunion Md. teachers lose bid for refund of dues (access required)

Maryland public school teachers who declined to join the state labor union but were statutorily compelled to pay a representation fee are not entitled to a refund on the money they paid before the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the compelled ...

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Challenge to Baltimore’s aerial surveillance survives grounding, ACLU says (access required)

A constitutional challenge to the Baltimore Police Department’s use of aerial surveillance to fight crime last year did not end when the pilot program was grounded in October, despite what the BPD says, the American Civil Liberties Union told a ...

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Davis, ex-judge, will defend Baltimore’s aerial surveillance (access required)

The full 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals might hear a familiar voice as it considers whether the Baltimore Police Department’s use of aerial surveillance to fight crime in the city last year violated Baltimoreans’ constitutional protection against unreasonable searches ...

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Supreme Court declines ex-Md. officer’s First Amendment appeal (access required)

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a former Maryland Natural Resources Police officer’s claims he was fired in retaliation for exercising his constitutional right to speak in criticizing an MNRP captain’s behavior and was denied his statutory right ...

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