School Tax Hike Without A Referendum? Del. Legislation Addresses That Possibility

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Delawareans could face increases in their school property taxes without a referendum being held, but legislation to be introduced in the General Assembly would address that scenario.The state’s three counties have been reassessing their properties in compliance with terms of a lawsuit settlement over the fairness of Delaware’s school funding formula. In Sussex County, there…

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Lawsuit Promised To Challenge Md. General Assembly-Approved Congressional Maps

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“Aggressive legal action” is being planned against a Congressional redistricting map passed by the Maryland General Assembly. Fair Maps Maryland describes itself as a nonpartisan grass roots organization. Spokesman Doug Mayer said the General Assembly ignored the will of the overwhelming majority of Marylanders and is violating state and federal law. The maps have also…

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Gov. Carney Sued Over COVID-19 Policies That Impacted Religious Activities

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A lawsuit centered around religious freedom in Delaware has been filed against Governor John Carney in the Court of Chancery. Two pastors in New Castle County claim the Delaware Constitution states that the government can never violate religious freedom for “any pretense whatsoever,” but Carney implemented what they call a pandemic lockdown of Delaware churches…

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ACLU Reacts To Sussex Reassessment Agreement

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Plaintiffs in a school funding case are pleased with the ultimate resolution: an agreement with all three Delaware counties, including Sussex, to move forward with property reassessment. The ACLU of Delaware and Community Legal Aid Society represented Delawareans for Educational Opportunity and the NAACP of Delaware. The Sussex County agreement is the last in a…

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Del., Md. Join Facebook Anti-Trust Lawsuit

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The attorneys general of Delaware and Maryland have joined an antitrust lawsuit against Facebook. The social media giant is accused of violating anti-trust acts and has what the prosecutors say amounts to an illegal monopoly. According to Delaware AG Kathy Jennings, Facebook “knowingly, openly and illegally made digital hostages of its users and developers over…

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Rehoboth Bans Private Holiday Displays On Public Property

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The Rehoboth Beach City Commissioners Thursday adopted a policy for the 2020 holiday season which states that no private displays will be permitted on public property. At the same meeting, commissioners also authorized the expenditure of funds so the city could create a holiday display “that celebrates the cultural diversity of our great city,” according…

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COVID-19 Church Restrictions Cause New Concern

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Legal representatives for The Committee to Save Christmas take issue with the latest modifications in Governor John Carney’s COVID-19 State of Emergency. The group calls it a ‘reopening of the war on churches.’ Provisions in the Executive Order earlier this month reinstitute a requirement that a pastor, speaker or singer wear a mask when facing…

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Delaware GOP Sues Over Vote-By-Mail Plan

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The Delaware Republican Party filed suit in Delaware Court of Chancery Wednesday seeking to overturn Delaware’s vote-by-mail statute. The GOP contends that the procedure violates the Delaware Constitution in that a voter would not be required to show up in person to vote or, for limited reasons, vote by absentee. Delaware Republican Party Chair Jane…

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Del. AG Announces Lawsuit Over USPS Changes

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Delaware is one of several states suing the United States Postal Service over reported deliberate disruptions in operations during the pandemic. Delaware Attorney General Kathy Jennings was joined by several elected officials in announcing the lawsuit. She spoke of President Trump’s statement on national television about his opposition to mail-in voting and perceived intent to…

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Governor Carney claims he never closed churches

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Delaware Governor John Carney claims he never closed churches during the coronavirus (COVID-19) shutdown after a pastor from New Castle County filed a lawsuit on the matter. During a press conference Tuesday, Governor Carney claimed he “never officially closed them down” or deemed them non-essential during the shutdown. “We never officially closed them down,” Gov.…

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Delaware joins multistate lawsuit suing Trump Administration over treatment of immigrant children

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Delaware has joined over a dozen other states as part of another lawsuit against the Trump Administration. State Attorney General Kathy Jennings announced Monday that she is joining a lawsuit opposing the Trump Administration’s new rule circumventing the Flores Settlement Agreement, which has governed the treatment of children in immigration custody since 1997. In the…

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James T. Vaughn Inmates Sue Officers, Alleging Abuse

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Nine inmates charged in the death of a Delaware correctional officer’s murder during the 2017 prison riot at James T. Vaughn Correction Institution are now suing correctional officials, alleging they were abused. Following the 18-hour standoff, Officer Steven Floyd was found dead. Media reports indicate that inmate Dwayne Stats said he had organized the uprising.…

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UPDATED: No Ruling Yet in Ocean City Topless Ban Lawsuit

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UPDATED 12-9-18 – Five women are hoping a federal judge in Baltimore will strike down Ocean City’s ordinance that prohibits women going topless in public in the resort.  They were in US District Court in Baltimore Friday, however the Baltimore Sun reports the judge has not yet made a ruling – but will do so…

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