Joseph Greenwald & Laake principal attorney Timothy Maloney was quoted in a Maryland Daily Record article regarding the case of acting Health Secretary Dennis R. Schrader and former acting Planning Secretary Wendy W. Peters, and the constitutionality of budget language meant to prevent Republican Gov. Larry Hogan from paying them.
While Schrader has not been paid since July 1, Peters’ was transferred to a new position and began receiving a paycheck in late September.
Maloney represents both Schrader and Peters, and has asked Judge Ronald Silkworth to declare the language of the budget unconstitutional. In the article, he said that the use of budget language to limit recess appointments was a “usurpation of the governor’s power” and “opens the door to wholesale legislating in the budget without the checks and balances of an executive veto.”
Maloney said, “The Senate does not have the authority to limit recess appointments nor have the power to restrict paying recess appointments.”
Maloney is a preeminent trial lawyer who has obtained millions of dollars in recoveries for his clients in a wide variety of matters, including civil rights, employment discrimination, whistleblower actions and high-stakes business litigation. He is a committed advocate for the public good who has held leadership roles with many civic and charitable organizations.
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