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MSDE violated First Amendment in requiring anti-bias statement, judge rules

The Maryland State Department of Education violated the free speech rights of a Christian school by withholding scholarship money for declining to state in its written admissions policy that it does not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, a ...

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Judge will not reconsider ruling to let gun rights activists sue arresting officer

A federal judge will not reconsider her 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 constitutional rights to speak ...

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Billboard firm hopes Ohio case helps high court challenge to Baltimore tax

A company mounting a constitutional challenge to Baltimore’s tax on commercial billboard operators hopes a recent Ohio high court decision striking down a similar Cincinnati assessment will convince the U.S. Supreme Court to hear its claim that the Maryland city’s ...

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Baltimore urges Supreme Court to reject billboard tax challenge

Baltimore’s tax on commercial billboard operators does not violate their constitutional right to free speech as the assessment applies regardless of the messages they post, the city argued last week in urging the U.S. Supreme Court to decline to hear ...

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Critic of Catholic Church alleges Baltimore’s attorney violated its free speech

Baltimore’s chief attorney violated the constitutional rights of an organization critical of the Catholic Church by essentially preventing its members from peacefully protesting the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ convention in the city this November, the group alleges in a ...

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Salisbury agency violated free speech by declining PETA’s ads, group alleges

The animal rights group PETA argues the Salisbury area transit agency violated its constitutional right to free speech by rejecting its request to post “Close the slaughterhouses” signs on public buses.

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Frosh will appeal decision allowing protesters to sue arresting officer

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

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

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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