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Representing Delegate Tiffany Alston in her effort to save her seat in the Maryland General Assembly, Kramer & Connolly challenged a Circuit Court ruling that declared her seat to be vacant. Taking on the Attorney General, the Speaker of the House and the Governor to contest their decision to remove her from the legislature, Kramer & Connolly urged the Court of Appeals to reverse a ruling that may effectively eviscerate the benefits of probation before judgment in all criminal cases. Although the Court has not yet released its formal opinion on the issue, a divided court ultimately affirmed the judgment below.
Representing a group of legislators and a prominent Maryland business person, Kramer & Connolly challenged the constitutionality of laws enacted during the 2007 Special Session of the Maryland General Assembly, including the largest tax increase in the State's history. During discovery, the Clerk of the House of Delegates admitted to the fabrication and backdating of legislative records at the instruction of legislative leaders.