On Thursday, Maryland became the first state to formalize its commitment to funding Planned Parenthood, with a law that says the state will use its own spending to reimburse clinics if the federal government slashes their funding.
According to the Washington Post, Gov. Larry Hogan allowed the bill to pass into law without his signature, along with 14 other measures. Read more. (4/7/17, 10:42 AM)
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United States attorneys general from Maryland and Washington, D.C., plan to file a lawsuit against President Donald Trump Monday.
They will file on the grounds that Trump violated anticorruption clauses in the Constitution during his time in office by accepting payments from foreign governments through his vast hotel empire.
According to a report from the Washington Post, the lawsuit — the first of its kind to be brought by government entities — hinges on the idea that Trump’s promise to shift his assets to a blind trust managed by his sons doesn’t go far enough in severing his business ties.
A signed copy of the lawsuit provided to the Post accuses Trump of “unprecedented constitutional violations,” and says that the integrity of the U.S. political system has been undermined by a president “deeply enmeshed with a legion of foreign and domestic government actors.” Read more (6/11/17)