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Frederick faces suit over alleged free speech violations at protests

A Virginia man filed suit against Frederick and its police chief Monday, alleging officers violated his free speech rights by restricting the abilities of animal rights advocates to protest horse-drawn carriage rides. Jason Saltz wanted to protest the carriage rides ...

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4th Circuit strikes down Md. law, says it violates freedoms of speech, press

The Maryland General Assembly has violated the First Amendment in its zeal to prevent foreign interference in state and local elections, a federal appeals court ruled Friday. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down as violating the freedoms ...

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Justices decline challenge to Md. school’s Islam lesson

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to consider whether La Plata High School violated a Christian student’s constitutional First Amendment rights to freedom of religion and speech by teaching about Islam as part of a required world history class during the 2014-2015 school year.

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Justices decline free-speech challenge to Md. abuse-reporting law

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a free-speech challenge to Maryland’s law requiring state residents to report suspected child abuse to law enforcement. Without comment, the justices rejected Kevin Sewell’s request that they review a Maryland high ...

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Ruling on Md. school’s Islam lesson appealed to Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court may decide as early as next month if it will consider whether La Plata High School violated a Christian student’s constitutional First Amendment rights to freedom of religion and speech by providing lessons in Islam as ...

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Lawyers for judiciary defend ‘broadcast ban’ in motion to dismiss lawsuit

Judges and court employees are asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a law that prohibits sharing audio or video of criminal court proceedings. The “broadcast ban” has been on the books since 1981 and ...

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Free-speech challenge to abuse-reporting law reaches justices

A 32-year-old Maryland law requiring state residents to report suspected child abuse to law enforcement violates the free-speech rights of Marylanders, a defense attorney has argued in appealing a first-degree murder conviction to the U.S. Supreme Court. In papers filed ...

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4th Circuit revives First Amendment bid for list of Md. voters

A Virginia resident may have a freedom-of-speech right to Maryland’s list of registered voters in his effort to pursue a letter-writing campaign against the state prosecutor who charged him with election-law violations, a federal appeals court ruled Friday. However, that ...

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