June 28, 2019
Supreme Court’s Busy Week:
Hands Off District-Drawing; No to Census Question; Accelerate Takings Cases
In the last days of its 2018-2019 term, the United States Supreme Court issued three rulings on matters with significant state and local impact. They ruled that district-drawing is a state legislative, not a federal constitutional, matter – leaving the Maryland 6 th and 8 th districts intact for the 2020 election. They also halted that a proposed citizenship question on the 2020 census, and overturned a longstanding rule about the filing of takings cases in federal court.
Conduit Street has your coverage : Redistricting | Census Question | Takings


Conduit Street Podcast Corner:
On the latest episode of the Conduit Street Podcast, Michael Sanderson and Kevin Kinnally discuss the latest news and notes from Annapolis. At the top of the list is a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision  that partisan-gerrymandering challenges to electoral maps are political questions and thus beyond the reach of the federal courts — dismissing challenges by voters in Maryland and North Carolina. Next up is an update on the budget impasse between Governor Larry Hogan and the General Assembly. Finally, a recap of MACo's trip to Maryland's Lower Eastern Shore.
Listen to any MACo Podcast Episode: www.mdcounties.org/Podcast

Counties In Action
Montgomery
Council Pres. Navarro and Exec. Elrich host Commuity
Conversation on Racial Equity and Social Justice
 
Prince George's
Exec. Alsobrooks congratulates Youth@Work staff on placing more than 6,000 teens in summer jobs
Charles
Charles County hosted AWOL – Air Water Or Land – to film an episode, airing on Amazon Prime!
 

Corporate Partner Corner


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