Stewart et al. v Commissioners: A Closer Look at Tuesday’s Ruling

After a grueling 3 1/2-hour hearing Tuesday, Judge Leo E. Green, Jr. ruled on the motions to dismiss the complaint filed by District 3 Commissioner Amanda M. Stewart (D) and District 1 Commissioner Gilbert Bowling III (D) on Dec. 30, and subsequently joined by County Administrator Mark Belton, to seek

Plaintiffs Ask Judge to Unseal Key Documents in Stewart et al. v Commissioners

The attorney representing two Charles County commissioners in a lawsuit against the rest of the board has asked the judge to unseal documents that could reveal the identity of a commissioner who was censured two years ago for racial discrimination and abusive behavior toward the county administrator.

Stewart et al. v Commissioners: Defendants’ Motions

On Friday, Jan. 13, the four defendants in Stewart et al. v Commissioners — the Board of County Commissioners, District 2 Commissioner Thomasina Coates (D), Board of Charles County Commissioners’ President Reuben B. Collins II (D), and District 4 Commissioner Ralph E. Patterson (D) — filed motions to dismiss the

Stewart et al. v Commissioners: Complaint, Request for Expedited Hearing, and Motion to Intervene

The details about what took place in the closed session of the Board of Charles County Commissioners on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, have not yet been publicly revealed, with one exception: District 1 Commissioner Gilbert Bowling III (D) and District 3 Commissioner Amanda M. Stewart (D) requested, and received, approval

Announcing a New Series: a Deep Dive Into the Court Filings in Stewart et al. v Commissioners

TLR is taking on a special project outside of its usual planning and development coverage because I believe the topic is of unusual importance to all Charles County residents who care about responsible governance, and as such requires extra scrutiny. On December 13 last year, the first open session of