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2 judges, 1 lawyer vie for seat on Md.’s top court



ANNAPOLIS — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan will likely choose the state’s next high-court judge from among two judges and an attorney.

The Appellate Judicial Nominating Commission has forwarded to Hogan’s desk as candidates for a Court of Appeals vacancy Christopher B. Kehoe, a Court of Special Appeals judge; Dorchester County Circuit Judge Brett W. Wilson; and Brynja McDivitt Booth, of the Easton law firm Booth, Booth, Cropper & Marriner P.C.

Hogan is not bound to make his choice from the commission’s suggestions, but it has been gubernatorial practice for nearly 50 years.

The governor’s appointee will succeed Sally D. Adkins, who stepped down from the bench Oct. 31 but has been sitting by special assignment until her successor is appointed. Adkins held the Eastern Shore seat on the high court.

Hogan’s selection will be subject to Senate confirmation.

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