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    Quote Originally Posted by lordofthemark View Post
    (and IIUC the same limit on localities applies in non Dillon rule states as well)
    Dillon rule = power in the state legislature, unless they expressly allow municipalities to do something
    Non Dillon rule = opposite (ish)

    Virginia = Dillon rule
    Maryland = non Dillon rule
    DC = state and municipality in one!

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    But in Maryland rules on negligence are matters of state law. Moto cannot abolish contributory negligence itself. It may have greater control over speed limits than a Va county.

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