The 4th Circuit’s rejection of Maryland’s handgun licensing system suggests similar schemes in other states are unconstitutional.
Officers barged into their house without a warrant, shot their dog, and mocked them, a federal civil rights lawsuit says.
Before buying a handgun, residents had to obtain a "qualification license," which could take up to 30 days.
The decision is another rebuke to states that have imposed broad, location-specific limits on the right to bear arms.
Colleges and universities in the state are required to get approval when they want to offer new degree programs.
Thankfully, you don't need fancy dining halls or a college degree to have a good life or get a good job.
Apparently $600 million to improve a very nice stadium isn’t enough.
The ruling is likely the first by a state supreme court to undercut the popular forensic technique.
Even After Legalization, Maryland Cops Wanted to Search People Based on the Odor of Pot. Legislators Said No.
Police have a long history of using the real or imagined smell of marijuana to justify outrageous invasions.
A bipartisan solution to degree inflation
The city has not granted a single permit since the Supreme Court upheld the right to bear arms last June.
This week, a clip of Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin claiming that speech that espouses "hate" and "violence" is not protected by the First Amendment made the rounds on Twitter, sparking sharp backlash.
People with money on the line try harder than pundits to be right, and they adjust quickly when they've made a mistake.
And is this a good precedent to be setting?
Two more states legalized recreational marijuana on Tuesday, while decriminalization of five natural psychedelics looks like a winner in Colorado.
Voters approved a constitutional amendment allowing adults 21 or older to use cannabis and instructing legislators to authorize commercial production and distribution.
Convincing evidence of his innocence has been available for years. But the criminal legal system prioritizes procedure and bureaucracy over liberty.
If all of the ballot initiatives succeed, pot will be legal in 25 states.
In Maryland, the Democratic Governors Association spent more than seven figures boosting the same candidate favored by former President Trump.
Several states are retaining subjective criteria for carry permits or imposing new restrictions on gun possession.
State Reactions to the SCOTUS Ruling Against Discretionary Carry-Permit Laws Range From Compliance to Defiance
Some states promptly eliminated subjective standards, while others refused to recognize the decision's implications.
Climate protesters who blocked an interstate outside D.C. likely cost a man his parole.
Jonathan Wall, whose federal trial begins on May 2, notes that many people openly engage in similar conduct with impunity.
Advanced statistics and redistricting reformers combined to kill one of the country's worst gerrymanders.
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Maryland Democrats Hate Gerrymandering So Much, They're Trying To Eliminate the State's Lone Republican District
When it comes to drawing congressional districts, concerns about the legitimacy of democracy seemingly go out the window.
"Do you really want to live in a country where government bureaucrats, based on whim and personal preference, can censor whatever they don't like?"
Patrons of Abington's Bush River Books & Video were arrested for the crime of "perverted sexual practice."
Legislators cannot have it both ways.
The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids railed against cops for enforcing the same kind of anti-vaping rule they help pass.
Two states have passed laws requiring court approval before the cops can use genetic genealogy services to track down a suspect.
Dumb laws lead to police brutality.
Hernan Palma is suing after he says he was punched in the face and his family restrained by cops during a botched no-knock drug raid.
Reforms like the ones recently passed in Maryland and New Mexico offer a better long-term fix than the conviction of one police officer.
Over the objections of Gov. Larry Hogan, the state’s Law Enforcement Officers' Bill of Rights is tossed out.
"This is why people need to beat their kids," one officer remarked.
Maryland's Legislature Just Imposed a New Tax on Digital Advertising by Overriding Gov. Larry Hogan's Veto
The first-in-the-nation tax is an expensive and regressive policy that's also possibly unconstitutional.
A report cites his "anti-government," "anti-police" ideology as an impetus for the fatal no-knock raid.
Regulations meant to curb childhood obesity will be more effective at hampering restaurants.
Public officials are routinely undermining the legitimacy of coronavirus countermeasures by ignoring their own (often arbitrary) rules.