Women Against Private Police have requested review in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court of a State Board of Elections (SBE) decision blocking them from bringing before the voters a bill authorizing creation of a private police force at Johns Hopkins University. The group, represented by the ACLU of Maryland and the Public Justice Center, challenges SBE’s rejection of their petition and makes clear that the subject of the bill is the creation of the police force — not an unrelated spending measure exempt from referendum challenge.

Press Release 5/1/19

Attorney(s)

David Rocah, Senior Staff Attorney at the ACLU of Maryland, and Debra Gardner, Legal Director at the Public Justice Center

Date filed

Court

Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County

Status

Pending

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