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Maryland's Highest Court Reinstates Officers' Names to Courts Database

Maryland’s highest court voted unanimously Tuesday to restore police officers’ names to the public online court database, overturning a change made last year that prompted an outcry when it went into effect last week.

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Federal Appeals Court Upholds Maryland Assault Rifle Ban

A federal appeals court has upheld the assault rifle ban Maryland lawmakers passed in 2013, concluding that the guns outlawed by the measure are not entitled to protection under the Second Amendment.

Maryland Governor Signs Bill to Overhaul State's Criminal Justice System

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan signed legislation Thursday aimed at reducing the state prison population by more than 1,000 inmates while plowing millions of dollars into crime prevention.

Federal Judge Upholds Maryland Assault Rifle Ban

A federal judge on Tuesday upheld Maryland's new ban on assault rifles and magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds, handing at least a temporary victory to state officials who say the measures could ward off mass shootings.

Maryland Governor to Sign Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) said Monday that he will sign a bill decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana.

Md. Bills to Set Limits on Crime-Fighting Devices

Maryland lawmakers are sponsoring four bills they say will set rules that law enforcement in Maryland must follow–like making sure police have warrants before tracking cell phones.