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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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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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