I always wonder about the motivation and duty of a state to defend a law that a court has found unconstitutional. At some point, might the renewed hope of those who have been denied their rights for so long begin to sway popular opinion to the point of influencing the legislature and the resolve of the state to fight the inevitable? Or will the idealogues merely dig in and invent ever more devious ways to suppress the right?
IIRC, North Carolina is not appealing it's loss vis a vi 2A rights during a declared emergency. Do they not have the same duty to defend state law that MD does?