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Posted on: March 7, 2022

COUNCIL CHAIR HAWKINS, II RESPONDS TO MARYLAND COURT OF APPEALS RULING IN REDISTRICTING CASE

STATEMENT – COUNCIL CHAIR CALVIN S. HAWKINS, II RESPONDS TO MARYLAND COURT OF APPEALS RULING IN REDISTRICTING CASE

While we will comply with the Maryland Court of Appeals decision, the Prince George’s County Council appealed the lower court’s ruling because Ballot Question A was overwhelmingly approved by the voters of Prince George’s County in 2012.   Under the Council’s interpretation, the approval of this ballot initiative gave the Council authority to adopt the 2021 Redistricting Plan through Council Resolution, after notice to the public and a public hearing.  

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