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STATEMENT – COUNCIL CHAIR CALVIN S. HAWKINS, II RESPONDS TO MARYLAND COURT OF APPEALS RULING ON REDISTRICTING CASE
The Maryland Court of Appeals has accepted the Prince George’s County Council appeal of a Circuit Court decision regarding Council authority to adopt the 2021 Redistricting Plan for Prince George’s County by Council Resolution. The State’s highest court has agreed to hear oral arguments on March 4, 2022. The Council voted to adopt its 2021 Redistricting Plan by Resolution under the authority granted by voters in 2012 with approval of Ballot Question A, and the County Charter, which states the Plan shall be adopted by Council Resolution. Additionally, the Maryland Court of Appeals has extended the candidacy filing deadline to March 22, 2022.