ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland lawmaker says the judge presiding over a lawsuit over in-state tuition for illegal
immigrants should recuse himself from the case.

Republican Delegate Pat McDonough has scheduled a news conference on Friday.

McDonough says Anne Arundel County Circuit Judge Ronald Silkworth ruled last year that an ordinance to allow a casino was part of an appropriation package for state government and not subject to a referendum. His ruling was later overturned.

McDonough says the ruling is significant, because an attorney for supporters of in-state tuition for illegal immigrants is making a similar argument to quash a referendum on the issue in November 2012.

Kim Propeack, an attorney for Casa de Maryland, notes that the lawsuit also challenges thousands of signatures gathered online in a manner susceptible to fraud.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (4)
  1. charles says:

    Kim if you think fraud is involved why don’t you go to the Attorney General instead of making such an absurd statement. I signed the petition along with several members of my family. Let me assure you all are registered voters, so if your claim is true then pursue it.

  2. DB of Joppa says:

    Ironic isn’t it? they want the judge to rule on the legality of signatures gathered to overturn legislation granting in-state tuition to illegals….

    It would seem a simple rationale that if any elected official voted to grant access to tax dollars to anyone not legally holding residence in the state of Maryland should be brought up on charges and impeached. Would their conduct not be considered aiding a criminal enterprise?

  3. Debbie says:

    Amamzing. Asking a judge to rule on the legality of signatures opposing an ILLEGAL activity. Maryland’s corrupt political system at its best.

  4. Cherie says:

    Isn’t it amazing how a few legislatures spend my money while they are increasing their salaries I have less and less in my pocket. When are they going to get it that illegal is against the law. Why shouldn’t the taxpayers have a say. It definitely should be on the ballot. These people that represent us are so out of touch it is unbelieveable, especially when they will get the money from me through more fees or taxes. When is enough enough?

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