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Hogan calls orders’ challenge moot, negated by high court

Gov. Larry Hogan speaks during a news conference on April 24, 2020 in Annapolis. (The Daily Record / Bryan P. Sears)

A constitutional challenge to Gov. Larry Hogan’s safer-at-home orders has been rendered moot by a relaxation in his pandemic-compelled directives and negated by a U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding restrictions on attendance at houses of worship amid the COVID-19 virus, ...

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Baltimore synagogue must pay ‘rain tax,’ appeals court rules

Shaarei Tfiloh in Liberty Heights.

Requiring a Baltimore synagogue to pay a stormwater management fee imposed on city property owners does not violate the facility’s right to free exercise of religion, Maryland’s second-highest court has ruled in upholding a circuit court decision.

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Frosh supports same-sex couple in Supreme Court case

Releasing the names of people applying for licenses to open abortion clinics would force ‘those providers, their families, their patients and their communities to live in a climate of fear,’ Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh wrote in court papers asking the Court of Appeals to uphold lower-court rulings permitting the redaction of the names under the ‘substantial injury’ exception of the state’s Public Information Act.
(The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

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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Supreme Court issues new orders list; no mention of same-sex marriage

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(Bloomberg) The Supreme Court deferred acting on gay marriage, issuing a list of orders without mentioning the seven pending appeals that seek a definitive ruling on the constitutional rights of same-sex couples Thursday’s action provides no indication of how the ...

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