Posted by: Ann Corcoran | December 8, 2011

Big legal win as CASA de Maryland gives up trying to throw out signatures on Dream Act referendum petition

Chalk one up for the voters for once!   Hot shot Washington DC lawyer Joseph E. Sandler (be sure to read that post on Sandler!) and the big boys at the DNC have thrown in the towel and admitted that there are enough valid signatures on a petition to bring the so-called “Dream Act” to the voters on the 2012 ballot.  [Gay marriage gang beware!]

They will, however, continue to push their lawsuit to silence voters voices in Maryland by claiming the law, to give in-state tuition rates to illegal aliens, was an appropriations bill and therefore not eligible for a referendum challenge.

Here is what Judicial Watch (attorneys for MD Petitions) said yesterday (hat tip:  Blue Ridge Forum):

Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, today announced developments in the MDPetitions.com legal action over whether Maryland voters will have the opportunity to directly consider “tuition benefits” for illegal alien students.

Pursuant to a Joint Stipulation signed on December 5, 2011, Casa de Maryland and illegal alien activist plaintiffs will no longer challenge the “sufficiency and number of the petition signatures” collected by MDPetitions.com to place the repeal of the illegal alien tuition benefits policy on the November, 2012 Maryland ballot.

The plaintiffs will continue to maintain that the Maryland DREAM Act cannot legally be subject to referendum.

Judicial Watch’s Tom Fitton:  Voters will not be silenced!

“Now that both sides agree that MDPetitions.com’s petition signatures are sufficient and valid, illegal alien activists are running out of arguments to shield the Maryland DREAM Act from the voters,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “This political lawsuit is designed for one purpose: to deny Maryland voters a right to have their voices heard on the issue of taxpayer-funded perks for illegal aliens. We are confident the courts will uphold our client’s petition drive and that democracy will not be subverted.”

So far so good!  All of you who collected signatures pat yourselves on the back for a job well done!


Responses

  1. GREAT NEWS!
    Thank you Judicial Watch!

  2. Let’s hope we get enough for California too deadline is the 6th of January 2012

    • How is it going so far? Good luck! Will look for the news!

  3. […] Here is the latest on the twists and turns in the Maryland Dream Act legal controversy.  Seems MDPetitions.com, with its lawyers at Judicial Watch, has gone on the offensive asking the court to dismiss the remaining portion of CASA’s suit against the Maryland State  Board of Elections (CASA had already withdrawn its primary argument,  here). […]

  4. […] his law firm received all signers names and addresses but scads of Democrat lawyers were unable to disqualify a sufficient number of signatures to invalidate the petition. Like this:LikeBe the first to like this […]


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