Posts Tagged ‘ lawsuit ’

Amanda Bessicks, Cecil County State’s Attorney, Resigns for Health Reasons; Judges to Name Successor

February 24, 2019

NEWS ANALYSIS Amanda Bessicks, the newly-elected Cecil County State’s Attorney, is resigning her post as of 3/15/2019 due to health reasons, according to a letter sent to the county Circuit Court administrative judge.. Her resignation cuts short a promising career as the county’s chief prosecutor and a reform-minded leader for an office that has...
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Posted in Alan McCarthy, cecil county, cecil county government, Cecil Government, Cecil Times, Elections, Ellis Rollins III, politics, real estate, Republicans, Uncategorized, women | 1 Comment »

Judge Rules Smigiel Off the Hook to Pay Taxpayers’ $40K Legal Bill for his Lawsuit Against Cecil County

February 5, 2014

You know it’s going to be an interesting, or circuitous, argument when a legal or political document begins with an 1835 quotation from Alexis de Tocqueville, that astute observer of early America. A Circuit Court judge recently struck both legal and political notes in ruling that Del. Michael Smigiel (R-36) should not be required...
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Posted in Business, campaign finance, cecil county, cecil county government, Cecil Government, Cecil Times, county commissioner, Elections, Michael Smigiel, politics, Republican Central Committee, Uncategorized | 8 Comments »

Cecil (Politics) Chatter: Secret PAC $ Pursued by State; Moore Returns to GOP Fold; Early Filers in Local Contests

December 9, 2013

State Threatens Criminal Case against PAC that Paid for other PAC’s Anti-Baynes Flyer Even more than a year after the last election, one of the deepest secrets of the local campaign season—who really paid for a vicious attack flyer against Cecil County Judge Keith Baynes—is still a secret. But the State Board of Elections...
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Posted in andy harris, campaign finance, Cecil Chatter, cecil county, cecil county government, Cecil Government, Cecil Times, county commissioner, E.J. Pipkin, Elections, Elkton, Ellis Rollins III, governor, Michael Smigiel, politics, Republicans, Robert Hodge, Uncategorized, women | 22 Comments »

Upper Shore Politics: Arentz Gets Gov. Nod for Vacant Delegate Seat; Keeping Smigiel Delegate Option Open for 2014?

November 15, 2013

News Analysis Gov. Martin O’Malley usually doesn’t come across as a man of few words on any topic, but when he is just carrying out a pro-forma requirement, he can be quite succinct. So it took just two short paragraphs for the governor to announce this week that he has formally appointed Steve Arentz,...
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Posted in andy harris, campaign finance, cecil county, cecil county government, Cecil Government, Cecil Times, E.J. Pipkin, Elections, governor, Martin O'Malley, Michael Smigiel, politics, Republican Central Committee, Republicans, Richard Sossi, Uncategorized | No Comments »

Cecil County Asks ‘Sanctions,’ $40K from Del. Smigiel for Costs of his Losing Lawsuit Against County Exec Over Political Party Shift

November 10, 2013

The Cecil County government is seeking court “sanctions” against Del. Michael Smigiel and repayment of nearly $40,000 the county spent to defend itself against a losing lawsuit by Smigiel challenging County Executive Tari Moore’s post-election shift from Republican to “unaffiliated.” A judge ruled several weeks ago that Smigiel’s case had “no support whatsoever” in...
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