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New circuit and administrative judges named in Western Maryland

Washington County Circuit Judge M. Kenneth Long Jr. will become administrative judge for the 4th Judicial Circuit and Allegany County Circuit Judge W. Timothy Finan will become the county’s administrative judge next month, the Maryland Judiciary announced Monday. Long and ...

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The Barbera Court at 3: Limiting appeals, deciding quickly, leaning toward police

Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera, Maryland Court of Appeals.  (Maximilian Franz/The Daily Record / FILE)

Mary Ellen Barbera begins her third term as chief judge of Maryland’s top court Sept. 1, having made clear her desire to limit the number of cases the Court of Appeals hears each session and decide those cases by the end of the term.

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Barbera tells lawmakers ‘judiciary is doing well’

(The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

Addressing a joint session of the General Assembly, Maryland’s top judge called for the state’s lawmakers help Wednesday as the judiciary strives to use emerging technologies to make courts more accessible to Marylanders, especially those of low income or who do not speak English.

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Justice Delayed, IV

Although Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera achieved her inaugural goal of having the Court of Appeals decide all cases in the same term they were heard, the average time between argument and opinion actually rose by about three weeks in the court’s last fiscal year.

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