MD Court of Special Appeals Avoids a Ruling on the Merits


In an opinion worthy of the 9th Circuit, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals has dodged having to rule on the constitutionality of the state’s online harassment of of a minor statute by deciding that Aaron Walker did not have standing to bring his case against the state. The court also denied the appeal of the Walker v. Kimberlin, et al. portion of the case.

Here’s the opinion:

I’ll have more to say about this opinion after I’ve gone over it more thoroughly. For now, I’ll simply note that I’m not surprised that the court has tried (perhaps successfully) to avoid having to enforce the Bill of Rights.

8 thoughts on “MD Court of Special Appeals Avoids a Ruling on the Merits

  1. Mr. Hoge, when I copied the Scribd link to the document, it listed Wisconsin in the title. Don’t know if you can modify it. Here’s what it says: “CoSA Unpublished Opinion 2328s16 | Wisconsin Circuit Courts | Standing (Law)”

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