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THE 
Court Special Appeals Maryland 
September Term 2011 
Docket No. 01319  
RECEIVED  
MICHAEL LEE PHILIPS, al.,  1-f't' 20lZ  

Plaintiffs and Appellants, 
vs. 
BOARD TRUSTEES 
MONTGOMERY COLLEGE, 

Defendant and Appellee. Appeal from the Circuit Court Montgomery County, Judge Marielsa Bernard 
BRIEF APPELLANTS 
Paul Orfanedes 
Judicial Watch, Inc. 
425 Third Street, S.W. Suite 800 

Washington, D.C. 20024 
(202) 646-5172 
porfanedes@judicialwatch.org 
TABLE CONTE.NTS 

 rAIBMENT rrIE CASE ....................................................... ......................

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QUESTION PllESENTED .......... ........................................................................................2 

STATEMEN1' IBE FACTS ......................................................................................2

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STANDARD REVIEW ............................................................................... .................. 

ARGUMENT ....................................................................................................................... 	
Plaintiffs' Complaint Properly Invokes the Long-Standing Right Maryland Taxpayers Challenge lllegal Ultra Vires Acts Maryland Public Officials, Not Any Rights Claims Under Federal 
Law, the Maryland Code, Maryland Regulations ................................................ 	The Circuit Court Erred Importing Federal Standards Regarding 
Private Rights Actions into Maryland Taxpayer Lawsuit .....................

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Ill. 	Plaintiffs Have Stated Claim for Injunctive Relief.

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CONCLUSION ........ .............................. ....................................................................20

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CERTIFICATE COMPLIANCE .................................................................................22 

CERTIFICATE SERVICE ..........................................................................................23 

JPPENDIX ................................................................... ..................................................... 

TABLE CASES 
Cases 
Alexander Sandoval, 
532 U.S. 275 (2001) ......................................................................................... 17, 

Baker Montgomery County, 
 
201 Md. App. 642 (2011) ........................................................................................ 

Baltimore Gill, 
31Md. 375 (1869) ......................................................................................... 

Boitnott Mayor Baltimore, 
356 Md. 226 (1999) ........................................................................................... 

Bey Moorish Science Temple, 
362 Md. 339 (2001) .......................... ............ ......................... ................................ 

Biagio and Campofelice, Inc. NY. State Dep Labor 
107F. 000 (2nd Cir. 1997) ............................................................................. 

Castle Farms Daity Stores, Inc. Lexington Market Auth., 
193 'Md. 472 (1949) ........................................................................................... 

Citizens Planning and Housing Ass County Exec., 
273 Md. 333 (1974) ........................................................................................... 

County Exec. Prince George's County Doe, 
300 Md. 445 (1984) ............................................................................................... 

First Nat'l Bank Taylor, 
907F.2d 775(8thCir. 1990) ................................................................................. 

Frothingham Mellon, 
262U.S. 447(1923) ............................................................................................... 

Gabelli Global Multimedia Trust, Inc. Western Jnv., LLC, 
700 Supp.2d 748 (D.Md. 2010) ........................................................................ 

Gordon Baltimore, 
258Md. 682 (1970) ........................................................................................... 

Hanlon 
Levin; 
168Md. 674(1935) ............................................................................................... 

Horace Allann League Bd. Public Works, 
242 Md. 645 (1966) ............................................................................................... 

Ill. 
Ass ofJlfort. Brokers Office Banks and Real E_state, 
308 F.3d 762 (7th Cir. 2001) ................................................................................. 

lndep. 
Living Ctr. ofS. Ca. Inc. Shewry, 
543 F.3d 1050 (9th Cir. 2008) ............................................................................... 

Inlet Assocs. Assateague House Condo. Ass 'n, 
313Md. 413 (1988) ............................................................................................... 

James 
Anderson, 281Md. 137 (1977) .......................................................................... 

Konig 
Baltimore, 126 Mel. 606 (1915) .......................................................................... 

League Women Voters Blackwell, 
340 Supp.2d 823 (N. Ohio 2004) .................................................................. 

Mayor Baltimore Employers' Assoc. Maryland, Inc., 
162 124 (1932) ................................................................................................ 

McKaig 
Cumberland, 
208Md. (1955) ........................................................................................... 14, 

Miller 
County Commissioners Carroll County, 
226 Md. 105 (1961) ............................................................................................... 

Murray 
Comptroller the Treasury, 
241 Md. 383 (1966) ........................................................................................ 11, 

Painter 
Mattfeldt, 
119Md. 466(19l3) ............................................................................................... 

Peter 
Prettyman, Md. 566 (1884) 
................................................................................................. 

Pressman Barnes, 
209 Md. 544 (1956) .............................................................................................. 

Pressman lesandro, 
211 Md. (1956) ........................................................................................... 13, .R. Tei. Co. Municipality Guayanilla, 
450 F.3d (1st Cir. 2006) ...................................................................................... 

Qwest Corp. City Santa Fe, 
380 F.3d 1258 (10th Cir. 2004) ............................................................................. 

Reichs Ford Rd. Joint Venture State Rds. Comm 'n, 
388 Md. 500 (2005) ........................................... ...................................................... 

Renshaw Grace, 
155 Md. 294 (1928) ............................................................................................... 

South}vestern Bell Tel., L.P. City Houston, 
529 F.3d 257 (5th Cir. 2008) ................................................................................. 

St. Thomas -St John J-Jotel and Tourism Ass Virgin islands, 
218 F.3d 232 (3d Cir. 2000) .................................................................................. 

Sugarlocif Citizens Assoc. Inc. Gudis, 
319 Md. 585 (1990) ............................................................................................... 

Thomas Howard County, 
261 Md. 422 (1971) ........................................................................................... 

Toll Moreno, 
284 Md. 425 (1979) ................................................................................................. 

Valle Pressman, 
229 Md. 591 (1962) ............................................................................................... 

Village Westfield Weich 's, 
170 F.3d 116 (2nd Cir. 1999) ................................................................................ 

Weller Mueller, 
120 Md. 633 (1913) ............................................................................................... 

Western Air lines, Inc, Port Authority New York and New Jersey 
817 222 (2nd Cir. 987) ............................................................................... 

120 Fayette St., LLLP Mayor Baltimore, 
407 Md. 253 (2009) ......................................................................................... 16, 

120 Fayette St., LLLP Mayor Baltimore, Md. LEXIS 255 (April 27, 2012) ........................................................... 16, 

Con.stitutional Provisions 
Md. Const. Deel. Rights, art. .......................................................................................... 

U.S. Const., art. VI, cl. ................................................................................................... 

................................ 

Md. Code Ann., Educ.  16-310 ...............................................5, 

Md. Code Regs. 13B.07.02.03 .................................................................................... 1.1 
Md. Code Regs. 13B.07.02.03(c) ..................................................................................... 

8U.S.C.  1621 .................................................................................................. 10, 11, u.s.c. 162l(d) ............... ............................................................................................... 

2011 Md. Laws, ch. 191 ....................................................................................................... 

Miscellaneous Op. Att'y Gen. Md. .................................................................................................... TEMENT THE CASE this taxpayer action, Montgomery County taxpayers Michael Lee Philips: Patricia Fenati, and David Drake ("Plaintiffs") invoke the longstanding, common law right Maryland taxpayers bring suit enjoin illegal an