The City of Aberdeen's Ethics Commission and city Mayor Mike Bennett are getting ready for a May 17 court hearing over the commission's November 2011 "admonishment" of Bennett's trip to Augusta, Ga., taken at the behest of Ripken Baseball.
City lawyer Frederick Sussman told the four commission members Tuesday that Harford County Circuit Court would hear arguments at 1 p.m. that day on Bennett's appeal of the commission's adverse ruling against him.
The commission was expecting to meet with its own lawyer, Baltimore-based Kevin Karpinski, on Thursday. Bennett's lawyer is Elissa Levan from Greenbelt. The mayor is paying Levan himself.
Sussman explained to the...