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Justices show interest in ex-Md. officer’s First Amendment appeal

If he wins a second term, President Donald Trump could become the first president to appoint more than two justices since Ronald Reagan in the 1980s. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

The U.S. Supreme Court has shown interest in hearing 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 denied his statutory right ...

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Md. high court opens term: Billboards, rap lyrics, CSI effect on docket

The term will mark Mary Ellen Barbera’s eighth and final full session as Court of Appeals chief judge. Barbera, the first woman to serve as Maryland’s top jurist, will reach the state’s mandatory judicial retirement age of 70 next September.

Maryland’s top court Thursday opens the public sessions of its 2020-2021 term, during which it will consider the constitutionality of Baltimore’s tax on billboard operators, whether a judge properly admitted into evidence the violent rap lyrics of an accused killer ...

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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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