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Student school board member faces Md. constitutional challenge

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Having a high school student serve as a voting member on the county school board upon election by fellow pupils violates the Maryland Constitution, Howard County public school parents seeking a safe resumption of in-class learning amid the pandemic stated ...

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Ex-prosecutor discusses career before firing by Mosby

Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby, center, announces the indictments of six Baltimore Police officers Thursday on various charges related to the arrest and death of Freddie Gray. The indictments were very similar to the charges Mosby announced about three weeks ago. The most serious charge for each officer, ranging from second-degree "depraved heart" murder to assault, still stood. (Kevin Richardson/The Baltimore Sun via AP)

A former city prosecutor who claims she was fired for supporting the incumbent Baltimore City state’s attorney in 2014 when Marilyn J. Mosby campaigned against him told jurors Tuesday that she had a cordial relationship with Mosby when they were colleagues ...

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Judge: Baltimore food truck restrictions too vague to enforce

Joey Vanoni, owner of the Pizza di Joey food truck, slices a buffalo chicken pizza in his mobile kitchen. Vanoni is suing Baltimore city over a rule that prevents him from setting up within 300 feet of a brick-and-mortar restaurant that specializes in pizza. (Maximilian Franz/File photo)

A Baltimore judge ruled Wednesday that the city’s proximity ban on mobile vendors is unconstitutionally vague and cannot be enforced. Two food truck owners sued in Baltimore City Circuit Court last year alleging the 300-foot rule, which prevents them from operating ...

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Economist testifies to benefits of proximity ban challenged by food trucks

Anirban Basu speaks Friday at the Maryland Association of Counties annual meeting in Ocean City. (The Daily Record / Bryan P. Sears)

An economist took the witness stand Friday as Baltimore city’s sole witness to defend its proximity ban on mobile vendors and faced lengthy cross-examination from attorneys representing the food truck operators challenging the ordinance. Anirban Basu, chairman and CEO of ...

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Food truck owners argue Baltimore rule unfairly restricts businesses

Joey Vanoni, owner of the Pizza di Joey food truck, slices a buffalo chicken pizza in his mobile kitchen. Vanoni is suing Baltimore city over a rule that prevents him from setting up within 300 feet of a brick-and-mortar restaurant that specializes in pizza. (Maximilian Franz/File photo)

Two Baltimore-area food truck owners testified Thursday how a city ordinance preventing them from operating too close to restaurants selling the same food has hindered their businesses. Joey Vanoni of Pizza di Joey and Nikki McGowan of Mindgrub Cafe, have ...

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Baltimore city, food truck owners debate constitutionality of proximity ban

The Pizza di Joey food truck. (File photo)

A Baltimore City Circuit Court judge will have another chance to end a lawsuit over the city’s “300-foot rule” for food trucks after hearing motions for summary judgment Wednesday. The lawsuit claims the rule, which prevents mobile vendors like food ...

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AG: Superintendent bill doesn’t violate separation of powers

Sen Joan Carter Conway explains the need to change the status quo after 100 years when it comes to hiring a state schools superintendent. (The Daily Record / Bryan Sears.)

A bill seeking to give the Senate confirmation authority over the next state schools superintendent does not violate the separation of powers in the Maryland Constitution, according to an advisory letter written by an assistant attorney general assigned to the General Assembly.

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Miller: Fantasy gaming violates Maryland Constitution

Maryland Senate President Thomas V. "Mike" Miller. (File Photo)

Miller, who voted for the law nearly four years ago, made his comments during a wide-ranging interview and at a time when he has requested an advisory letter on the legality of the industry from the counsel to the General Assembly.

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Maryland lawmakers weigh attorneys’ fees for constitutional violations

Del. Jill P. Carter, D-Baltimore City, is the chief sponsor of House Bill 283, which would make government agencies liable for attorneys’ fees and legal costs, in addition to damages, if a plaintiff prevails on a state constitutional claim.

Government agencies and employees who violate an individual's rights under the Maryland constitution would be liable for attorneys' fees and court costs, in addition to damages, under legislation aimed at providing greater access to justice for low-income people.

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