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Furloughs could become law firm layoffs, report says

Welcome to Monday, the 37th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Arizona Governing Committee v. Norris decision that Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act prohibits states from discriminating on the basis of sex in providing retirement benefits. Here ...

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ACLU seeks expedited review of Baltimore aerial surveillance ruling

Saying time is of the essence when the Constitution is at stake, civil rights groups are urging a federal appeals court to expedite consideration of whether the Baltimore Police Department’s use of aerial surveillance to fight crime in the city ...

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Hogan calls orders’ challenge moot, negated by high court

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 safer-at-home foes pursue 4th Circuit injunction

Clergy members, business owners and three Republican state delegates pressed a federal appeals court Thursday to block as unconstitutional the safer-at-home orders Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has issued in an effort to balance stanching the COVID-19 pandemic with a desired ...

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State opposes Green, Libertarian bid for petition relief

The State Board of Elections has urged a federal court to reject the Green and Libertarian parties’ request to be relieved of Maryland’s requirement that they collect thousands more signatures to place their candidate’s names on November’s general election ballot, ...

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

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

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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Md. high court will consider billboard tax’s constitutionality

Maryland’s top court will consider whether Baltimore’s tax on commercial billboard operators unconstitutionally infringes on their right to free speech in the advertisements and messages they post. The Court of Appeals this month agreed to hear Clear Channel Outdoor Inc.’s ...

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Baltimore police department: Aerial surveillance constitutional

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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ACLU seeks to block aerial surveillance as unconstitutional

A civil rights group is seeking a federal court order to block the Baltimore Police Department’s planned aerial surveillance of the city, saying the crime-fighting tactic would violate Baltimoreans’ constitutional right to free association and protection against unreasonable searches. The ...

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