Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

Tag Archives: interstate commerce

Justices decline Staples’ challenge to Maryland tax

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear office supply giant Staples Inc.’s argument that Maryland’s tax assessment on fees the Massachusetts-based company collects from its Maryland franchisees violates the Constitution’s Due Process and Interstate Commerce clauses. The justices ...

Read More »

4th Circuit strikes down Md.’s generic drug price-gouging law

A divided federal appeals court Friday struck down a Maryland law designed to prevent unwarranted price increases by the generic-drug industry, saying the statute unconstitutionally encroaches on Congress’ province to regulate interstate commerce.

Read More »

Gun-sales restriction survives constitutional challenge from Md. man

A federal law banning the unlicensed intrastate sale of guns violates neither the constitutional right to keep and bear arms nor exceeds Congress’s authority to regulate interstate commerce, a U.S. appeals court ruled this week in affirming the conviction of a Montgomery County man.

Read More »