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Hogan names Fader to be Court of Special Appeals chief judge

Matthew J. Fader speaking at his investiture. (The Daily Record / Maximilian Franz)

Gov. Larry Hogan has elevated Court of Special Appeals Judge Matthew J. Fader to head Maryland’s second-highest court. Fader, 45, will succeed Court of Special Appeals Chief Judge Patrick L. Woodward, who reaches the state’s mandatory judicial retirement age of ...

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Woodward named chief judge of Md. Court of Special Appeals

Judge Patrick L. Woodward wrote for the Court of Special Appeals that Davis “testified that, when he signed the affidavits of parentage, he believed that he was the biological father of the children."  (FILE)

Gov. Larry Hogan has appointed Judge Patrick L. Woodward to be chief judge of the Maryland Court of Special Appeals effective May 6. Woodward will succeed Peter B. Krauser, the intermediate appellate court’s current chief, who reaches the state’s mandatory ...

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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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Morrissey unveils appointed attorneys plan

The incoming chief judge of Maryland District Court on Thursday renewed his call for the state’s lawyers to represent indigent arrestees at initial bail hearings either for free or at a compensation rate of $50 per hour — even though the state’s top court has yet to give final approval to rules implementing the representation program.

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Harris to replace Broccolina as state court administrator

Court of Appeals Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera has made the first major hire of her two-week tenure, naming Pamela Q. Harris to be state court administrator — her chief assistant in implementing court policies, crafting the judiciary’s annual budget and dealing with the executive and legislative branches.

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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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Choice for Chief Judge Bell’s seat now in governor’s hands

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The Appellate Judicial Nominating Commission on Thursday sent Gov. Martin O’Malley the names of all five candidates who have applied for the seat on Maryland’s highest court that Chief Judge Robert M. Bell will leave vacant when he hits the mandatory retirement age of 70 on July 6.

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