Judge Stops School Board Nominating Switch

As reported in the Capital Gazette, an Anne Arundel judge temporarily has halted a law to change the Anne Arundel School Board Nominating Commission from taking effect June 1.

Citing violation of separation of powers, Circuit Court Judge William C. Mulford II said Monday the General Assembly targeted the governor’s appointees by replacing them with representatives from local groups.

“It really appears to the court this is the legislature finding a way to basically nominate whoever they want to positions through these groups,” Mulford said. “I just can’t get around the fact that it is only the five gubernatorial appointees.”

For more information, read the full story, Anne Arundel judge halts removal of Hogan’s appointees, from the Capital.