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Chief Judge Barbera aims for timely administration of justice

Mary Ellen Barbera

Mary Ellen Barbera spent many of her first 100 days as Maryland’s top jurist visiting the state’s circuit and district courts, a half-finished trek that she said has revealed to her many aging courthouses that are too small for their workloads or not designed to handle 21st century technology.

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Editorial: At long last, justice on time

Kudos to Maryland Court of Appeals Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera, who promised this week that the top court will issue its decisions “at the very latest” by the Aug. 31 after which appeals are heard, calling it “a new policy” that will be “immediately implemented.”

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Top court opens term with lead-paint case

With a new chief judge in the center seat, the Court of Appeals heard argument Wednesday on whether former Baltimore homeowners must be notified before plaintiffs have the properties tested for lead paint in lawsuits in which the ex-owners are named defendants.

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Barbera: End of ‘justice delayed’ at Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera (File photo)

Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera, the new leader of the Court of Appeals, said Tuesday that the top court will issue its decisions “at the very latest” by the Aug. 31 after which appeals are heard, calling it “a new policy” that will be “immediately implemented.”

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Historic appointments to top court put women in majority

Court of Appeals Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera, left, and Judge Shirley M. Watts were on opposing sides in a decision upholding Unger v. State. (File photo)

The historic significance of Gov. Martin O’Malley’s selection of Mary Ellen Barbera as chief judge and Shirley M. Watts as an associate judge of the Court of Appeals will be readily apparent when the court hears its first opening arguments of the September 2013 term on Sept. 4.

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Barbera pledges a timely Court of Appeals

Mary Ellen Barbera

Incoming Court of Appeals Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera said Wednesday that she will strive for the “equal, fair and timely administration of justice in Maryland” as head of the state’s judiciary and of its highest court.

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O’Malley appoints Barbera as chief judge of Court of Appeals

Mary Ellen Barbera

Gov. Martin O'Malley has appointed Maryland Court of Appeals Judge Mary Ellen Barbera to be the first female chief judge of the state's highest court and also elevated Judge Shirley Watts from the Court of Special Appeals to the top court.

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