Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Maryland attorney general: Hogan may have exceeded authority with order on school start

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan may have exceeded his authority by ordering public school systems to start after Labor Day, according to the state attorney general’s office, whose opinion was sought by Democratic lawmakers opposed to the Republican governor’s action.
“I can not say unequivocally that the Labor Day executive order exceeds the Governor’s authority, but I believe it likely that a reviewing court, if presented with the issue, would conclude that it does,” Adam D. Snyder, a lawyer in the office of Attorney General Brian E. Frosh (D), wrote in a 24-page letter that was delivered Friday to state Sen. Paul G. Pinsky (D-Prince George’s County) and Del. Anne R. Kaiser (D-Montgomery).
Snyder also wrote that the General Assembly has the authority to pass legislation to override Hogan’s executive order...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/md-politics/maryland-ag-hogan-may-have-exceeded-authority-with-order-on-school-start/2016/09/16/96a59b6a-7c27-11e6-ac8e-cf8e0dd91dc7_story.html?postshare=8071474059820223&tid=ss_tw#comments

4 comments:

  1. Making mountains out of molehills. . .

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  2. Interesting that the Attorney General, another Montgomery County democrat, refused to issue a formal opinion, instead writing a letter.

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