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Tag Archives: Takings Clause

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

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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Developer loses constitutional challenge to MoCo zoning change

Montgomery County did not violate a developer’s constitutional rights by adopting a water system amendment to a master zoning plan, changes that devalued the planned development, a federal appeals court ruled last week. In its reported 3-0 decision, the 4th ...

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Justices decline challenge to Md. county’s development-impact fees

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an Anne Arundel County property owner’s argument the county’s statutory assessment of development-impact fees on people who build homes on their land is a taking of property for which the Constitution requires they be justly compensated.

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Judge rejects bid to block Md. bump-stock ban from taking effect

Maryland’s recently enacted ban on attachments that enable guns to fire more rapidly will go into effect as scheduled Oct. 1 after a federal judge Friday rejected a bid from gun-rights advocates to block enforcement of the law while its constitutionality remains in litigation.

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Owner challenging Anne Arundel Co. fee makes final plea to Supreme Court

In a final plea that the U.S. Supreme Court hear his appeal, an Anne Arundel County property owner argued the county’s statutory assessment of development-impact fees on people who build homes on their land is a taking of property for which the Constitution requires they be justly compensated.

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