O’Malley To UMD Law School: Butt Out

Governor Martin O’Malley wants the University of Maryland’s law school off of a case against an Eastern Shore farmer. In the letter sent to the law school’s dean, O’Malley questioned the quote “ongoing injustice” of a suit the school’s environmental law clinic is pursuing against a Berlin, Maryland, area family that raises chickens for Perdue Farms. In the past, lawmakers have considered withholding funds from the school over the case, and a spokeswoman for the governor tells the Sun it is a “misuse of resources.” The clinic is representing the Waterkeeper Alliance, which accuses the family of polluting the Pocomoke River. In his letter, O’Malley says the clinic should be helping the “decent, hard-working Maryland family” instead.