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Tag Archives: Municipal Ordinance

Constitutional – Free Speech – Pregnancy Center – Limited Services – Municipal Ordinance – Sign Posting – No Licensed Medical Staff (access required)

Centro Tepeyac v. Montgomery County, Md. A Maryland limited-services pregnancy services center wins an injunction against enforcement of a local ordinance that would require it to post a sign saying it did not have a “licensed medical professional on staff”; the 4th Circuit reverses the district court’s denial of an injunction to the center.

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Constitutional -Free Speech – Pregnancy Center – Municipal Ordinance – No Referrals – Abortion & Birth Control (access required)

Greater Baltimore Center for Pregnancy Concerns Inc. v. St. Brigid’s Roman Catholic Congregation Inc. The 4th Circuit upholds summary judgment for a Baltimore “Pregnancy Center” on its challenge to a local ordinance the Center said violated its free speech rights by compelling it to post signs saying the Center did not provide or make referral for abortion or birth control services.

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Environmental – Solid Waste Disposal — Administrative – Municipal Ordinance (access required)

Sandlands C&D, LLC v. County of Horry Although the SC Solid Waste Policy and Management Act encourages a regional approach to solid waste disposal, it does not preempt a county’s authority to regulate solid waste disposal within its own borders. The U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina certified to us the question of whether the Solid Waste Policy and Management Act (SWPMA) preempts Horry County Ordinance 02-09. Our answer is, “No.”

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