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Gun rights activists can pursue claim against arresting officer, judge says

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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Crime victims allege Baltimore police violate 4th Amendment

The Baltimore Police Department routinely violates the constitutional rights of violent crime victims by searching, seizing and retaining their personal property without a warrant or consent, a civil rights group has alleged in a lawsuit filed last week in federal ...

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Challenge to Baltimore’s aerial surveillance survives grounding, ACLU says

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

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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Full 4th Circuit will hear challenge to Baltimore’s aerial surveillance program

The full 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will consider whether the Baltimore Police Department’s use of aerial surveillance to fight crime in the city violated  Baltimoreans’ constitutional protection against unreasonable searches and their right to peacefully associate. The full ...

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4th Circuit upholds Baltimore’s aerial surveillance program

A divided federal appeals court Thursday gave the Baltimore Police Department an all-clear regarding its use of aerial surveillance to fight crime in the city, rejecting arguments that the overflights violate Baltimoreans’ constitutional protection against unreasonable searches and their right ...

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Md. high court weighs whether MTA violated Fourth Amendment

An assistant Maryland attorney general and a defense lawyer battled before the state’s top court Tuesday over whether transit officers violated the constitutional right of light-rail passengers to be free of unreasonable seizures when the agents conducted sweeps of the ...

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Rulings on science, fiduciary duty, marijuana top Md. high court’s term

Maryland’s top court ended its 2019-2020 session last week having issued landmark rulings permitting the admission of evidence based on emerging sciences, creating a cause of action for breach of fiduciary duty and ruling that police may not arrest and ...

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Odor-based pot arrests are unconstitutional: Md. high court

Police officers lack probable cause to arrest and search someone for marijuana possession simply for smelling of the drug, because possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana is not a crime in Maryland, the state’s top court unanimously ruled ...

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