The judicial smackdown continues. Hopefully Maryland voters will take notice of their legislators' incompetence.
A Maryland appeals court ruled today that the [Democrat-dominated] General Assembly overstepped its constitutional powers in firing members of the state's embattled Public Service Commission this summer.
Legislators can lawfully have a say in the appointment of prospective members of the commission, which approves electricity rate increases, but they cannot fire existing members who are appointed by the governor, the court ruled.
The court said only the governor has that right to fire these members. "Such an attempt [to remove commission members] is an unconstitutional usurpation by the Legislature of an executive power," the court said in its opinion.
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