BALTIMORE (AP) — Former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley has been deposed in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the state’s 2011 redistricting process.
Michael Kimberly, an attorney representing a plaintiff in the case, said O’Malley was deposed Wednesday. Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. and House Speaker Michael Busch also were deposed recently. All are Democrats.READ MORE: Owner Of Little Italy's Joe Benny's Struggles Without Federal Help
The three cited legislative and executive privilege in their unsuccessful attempt to avoid turning over records and testifying, but U.S. District Judge James Bredar ruled the legislature’s role in the process “supports overcoming the legislative privilege.”READ MORE: James Dale Reed Sentenced To Federal Prison For Threatening President Biden, VP Harris
The plaintiffs allege that state officials redrew Maryland’s congressional districts based on party registration and voting histories. They’re asking a three-judge panel to prevent the state from enforcing its current congressional map. Attorneys expect a bench trial this summer.Baltimore County Public Schools Open Registration For Fall Sports
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