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Brief of Appellee-Intervener - May 30 2012

Brief of Appellee-Intervener - May 30 2012

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Published by: Judicial Watch, Inc. on Jun 29, 2012
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INTHECOURTOFAPPEALSOFMARYLAND
SeptemberTerm,2011No.131JOHNDOE,
etal.,Appellants,
v.
MARYLANDSTATEBOARDOFELECTIONS,
etal.,Appellees.
BRIEFOFAPPELLEE-INTERVENERMDPETITIONS.COMONWRITOFCERTIORARITOTHECOURTOFSPECIALAPPEALSOFMARYLAND
TrialCourt:
CircuitCourtofAnneArundelCounty,CaseNo.02-C-U-163050TheHonorableRonaldA.SilkworthPaulJ.OrfanedesChrisFedeliJUDICIALWATCH,INC.425ThirdStreet,S.W.,Ste.800Washington,DC20024Tel:(202)646-5172Fax:(202)646-5199Email:porfanedes@judicialwatch.orgcfedeli@judicialwatch.org
AttorneysforAppellee-IntervenerMDPetitions.com
 
TABLEOFCONTENTS
STATEMENTOFTHECASE1RESTATEMENTOFTHEQUESTIONPRESENTED
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COUNTERSTATEMENTOFTHEFACTS2STANDARDOFREVIEW4
ARGU'ME:N1'5
1.ThePeopleofMarylandAreSovereign,andTheirLongstandingRightofReferendumWasProperlyProtectedbytheCircuitCourt5II.SB167DoesNotDirectSpendingforMaintainingStateGovernmentorOtherwise10A.SB167DoesNotDirectSpendinginConjunctionWiththeCadeFundingFormulaorFutureBills10B.A"MandatedAppropriation"IsNot"Spending,"SoWhetherSB167"Affects"A"MandatedAppropriation"IsIrrelevant_.16C.SB167DoesNotCauseSpendingUnderMarylandLaw18D.TheLegislativeHistoryofSB167DoesNotDemonstrateThattheEnactmentDirectsFutureSpending21E.SB167WasNotEnactedforthePurposeofMaintainingStateGovernment23III.SB167DoesNotRegulateTuitionatPublicFour-YearInstitutions.........27IV.TheCourtShouldAffirmtheJudgmentoftheCircuitCourtWithoutReachingtheComplexConstitutionalQuestionRaisedbyAppellants29
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A.AppellantsJohnDoeandCasadeMarylandFailedtoProperlyPleadorSubstantiateTheirClaims30B.The"RegisteredVotersAppellants"FailedtoProperlyPleadorSubstantiatetheirClaims33CONCLUSION37CERTIFICATEOFSERVICE_"38
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