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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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Hogan defends anti-BDS order against free speech challenge in 4th Circuit (access required)

Counsel for Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan told a federal appeals court Thursday that his order requiring bidders for state contracts to forswear boycotts against Israel does not violate the constitutional right of a software engineer seeking government work to freely ...

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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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Judge orders Baltimore to pay $44K in nondisparagement case (access required)

A federal judge Monday ordered Baltimore to pay a woman more than $44,000 for having withheld half the money she was owed in settlement of her police brutality claim because she had publicly criticized officers in violation of the agreement’s ...

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Md. high court opens term: Billboards, rap lyrics, CSI effect on docket (access required)

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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Md. reaches 5,000-signature accord with political parties (access required)

The Green and Libertarian parties will each need to garner 5,000 signatures – half of the required 10,000 — by Aug. 3 to have their candidate’s names on November’s general election ballot. The revised requirement is part of a settlement ...

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Federal judge rejects challenge to Hogan’s stay-at-home orders

A federal judge Wednesday rejected a constitutional challenge to Gov. Larry Hogan’s stay-at-home orders, saying the governor’s directives are narrowly tailored to achieve Maryland’s compelling interest of protecting the public from the deadly COVID-19 virus. “The world is now in ...

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