It is self-evident, as the Fourth Circuit has noted, that “[s]urely, upholding constitutional rights serves the public interest.”
– Judge Legg
I am currently sitting in a hotel room after spending an exhausting day taking day one of the Virginia Bar Exam.
I had planned to do a few more practice problems tonight and get to bed early but I am very happy to announce that I had to write this article first.
Judge Legg has issued an order lifting his temporary stay of the ruling in Woollard v. Sheridan effective 14 days from today!
In a memorandum released along with the order, he lays out his analysis.
I will do a more detailed review of the impact of this order after I have put the second day of the Bar Exam behind me but I want to be one of the first ones to say …
“Congratulations Maryland! Welcome to the new normal!”
NOTE: For more information on what this means for Maryland permit applicants, see my earlier articles on the topic.