Earlier this year, we flagged Maryland's pending legislation (H.B. 131) to protect the rights of consumers to speak up — critically, if they like — about the businesses they have done business with. California passed a similar bill in 2014. So did the U.S. Senate in 2015; the federal bill now awaits action in the House.
Last week, Maryland's effort became law when the legislation was signed by the governor. Here's a link to the final bill, which authorizes private enforcement via Maryland's Consumer Protection Act. A nice win for consumer speech.