Maryland Senate Bullies Law Students for Perdue Chicken

The Baltimore Sun writes today about the Maryland Senate’s get-tough position on law students who have the temerity to ask courts to enforce the Clean Water Act. Sure, clean water is great. But you can’t enforce this act against Perdue Chicken because they have lots of political muscle in this state. So the Maryland Senate will slap around the University of Maryland law clinics by requiring them to produce a list of all the plaintiffs who law students have represented over the past two years. If they don’t, they will lose $250,000 in funding.

The Baltimore Sun and the commenters to the story call this out for what it is.