ANNAPOLIS – The ACLU of Maryland filed suit Thursday against the Department of General Services, saying DGS’s ban on financial solicitations on Lawyers’ Mall – a popular site for political protest at the foot of the State House – violates ...Read More »
ANNAPOLIS – Legislation to expand Maryland’s law against cyberbullying of youngsters drew praise Tuesday from the mother of a child driven to suicide but scorn from a First Amendment advocate who said the statutory expansion would violate free speech. Appearing ...Read More »
ANNAPOLIS – Citing freedom of speech, a civil rights group on Tuesday threatened to sue a Maryland agency if it fails by Feb. 1 to lift a prohibition on solicitations for funds on Lawyers’ Mall, a popular site for political ...Read More »
A Baltimore city ordinance requiring pro-life “pregnancy centers” to post a sign in their waiting rooms stating they do not provide abortion- or birth-control-related services violates the centers’ First Amendment rights, a federal appeals court ruled Friday. In its 3-0 ...Read More »
Baltimore’s practice of barring alleged victims in police brutality cases from disparaging officers as a condition of settlement agreements does not violate the accusers’ constitutional free-speech rights so long as they knowingly and voluntarily signed the accords, a federal judge ...Read More »
Baltimore’s practice of barring alleged victims in police brutality cases from disparaging officers as a condition of settlement agreements violates the accusers’ free-speech rights and the freedom-of-the-press rights of news organizations trying to report on police activities, a civil rights ...Read More »
Business owners must put aside their religious objections to same-sex marriage and comply with state laws prohibiting discrimination against gays and lesbians in providing goods and services, Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh said this week in joining a U.S. Supreme ...
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