The Maryland Senate passed a joint resolution Friday that would expand the power of the attorney general to sue the Trump administration without permission of the governor.
The measure passed, 29-17, with three Democrats joining the Republican minority. The legislation now goes to the House of Delegates.
The resolution would give Attorney General Brian E. Frosh, a Democrat, the green light to sue the new Republican administration in federal court.
Under current law, Frosh could sue with the permission of Republican Gov. Larry Hogan. So far, Hogan has not given Frosh the OK to do so.