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Lawmakers Urge Supreme Court To Look At DNA Ruling

A bipartisan group of 19 Maryland lawmakers is planning to file a legal brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to review a Maryland ruling that struck down a law allowing police to collect DNA samples from people charged with violent crimes and burglaries.

09/17/2012

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Baltimore Housing Community Residents Seek Restraining Order To Keep Their Pit Bulls

Pit bull owners are taking their fight to keep their dogs and their homes to federal court.

09/13/2012

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Pit Bull Owners Face Decision To Abandon Their Dogs Or Be Evicted From Their Homes

Shelters and pit bull owners say they’re now feeling the effects of a controversial ruling that labeled pit bulls as inherently dangerous.

08/29/2012

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Animal Advocates Laud Senate Approval Of Bill Making All Dog Owners Liable For Attacks

A change is in the making for all Maryland dog owners. The state Senate has given preliminary approval of a new dog bite law.

08/11/2012

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Lawmakers To Deliberate On Court’s Pit Bull Ruling During Special Session

Another hot-button issue is being tackled by lawmakers during the special session. A Senate panel has passed a bill agreeing to discuss the ruling by the Maryland Court of Appeals declaring pit bulls as “inherently dangerous”.

08/09/2012

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‘Good & Substantial Reason’ No Longer Required For Md. Gun Permit

It will soon be easier to carry a concealed weapon in Maryland. A federal judge finds part of a state gun law unconstitutional.

07/25/2012

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Pit Bull Attacks & Kills 9-Pound Poodle In Owings Mills

A toy poodle is killed by a pit bull in an Owings Mills townhouse community. The little dog’s owners are devastated. The attack refuels controversy over the pit bull breed and what some call a pattern of violence.

06/08/2012

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Bipartisan Task Force In Annapolis To Debate Court Ruling Concerning Pit Bulls

The decision to label pit bulls dangerous in Maryland has many dog owners upset. Now, lawmakers are looking into the controversial ruling.

05/31/2012

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Animal Rights Advocates To Fight Appeals Court Ruling Labeling Pit Bulls As ‘Dangerous’

The fight over the danger of pit bulls is raging on. A recent court ruling singles out the breed as more dangerous than other dogs. That’s causing problems for pit bull owners all over the state.

05/24/2012

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Md. Court Rules Pit Bulls ‘More Vicious'; Owners Could Be Held Accountable For Attacks

Controversy grows over dangerous dogs. A ruling by the state’s highest court singles out pit bulls as more vicious than other breeds. If pit bulls attack, it could cost their owners, and even their landlords, big money.

04/27/2012

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Md. Asks For Stay During Gun Permit Ruling Appeal

Maryland is asking a federal judge to keep the state’s gun permit law in place while they appeal his ruling that it is unconstitutional.

03/08/2012

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Md. Lawmakers Push Against Fundraising Ruling

Maryland Democratic Reps. Christopher Van Hollen and John Sarbanes are joining Democratic state lawmakers in pushing for a U.S. constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court’s Citizens United case, which stripped away some limits on campaign contributions.

01/19/2012

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