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Gun group makes last bid for justices’ review of Md. bump stock ban

The gun right group maintains that the state’s ban on bump stocks and other “rapid-fire trigger activators” devices amounts to a “taking” of private property for which “just compensation” is constitutionally owed. (AP Photo/Allen Breed, File)

Maryland cannot avoid its constitutional obligation to financially compensate gun owners for having forced them to surrender what had been lawfully possessed devices to make their firearms fire faster just because they had become “politically unpopular property,” a gun rights ...

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Justices decline Md. rubble company’s bid to revive $45M verdict

The Supreme Court is seen in Washington, early Monday, June 15, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined Maryland Reclamation Associates Inc.’s request that the justices review and reinstate a $45 million jury award in a litigation battle MRA has waged against Harford County for nearly 30 years over the company’s ...

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Court overturns $45M award to landfill firm in Harford Co. dispute

The Court of Appeals builiding in Annapolis. MF-D 9/20/04.

A Maryland appeals court has overturned a $45 million jury award to a company that has battled Harford County for nearly 30 years over the right to use its property as a rubble landfill. The state’s intermediate court ruled that ...

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