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Justices decline Staples’ challenge to Maryland tax (access required)

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 ...

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4th Circuit strikes down Md.’s generic drug price-gouging law (access required)

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.

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Gun-sales restriction survives constitutional challenge from Md. man (access required)

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.

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