judicial nominating commission

Aug 19, 2019

Maryland Judiciary seeks applicants for Court of Appeals vacancy

The Maryland Judiciary is seeking applicants for the Court of Appeals seat vacated in June by Judge Clayton Greene Jr. The Appellate Courts Judicial Nominating Commission announced the vacancy and invited interested judges and lawyers to complete a personal data questionnaire that is available on the judiciary’s website. The vacancy is on the 5th Appellate Judicial […]

Nov 24, 2017

Washington Co. bench vacancy filled despite no recommendation from nominating commission

Former state delegate Brett R. Wilson recently took the bench as Washington County’s newest circuit court judge, but his appointment last month did not follow the normal process for filling vacancies. Wilson was one of four applicants to fill the seat left open by the retirement of Judge Kenneth M. Long Jr. But despite convening […]

Nov 6, 2017

Eastern Shore judicial nominating commission chair steps down after traffic incident

The chairman of the judicial nominating commission for Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties has stepped down after being charged with failing to remain at the scene of a collision in Crisfield on Friday night. A spokesman for the governor confirmed Monday that John K. Phoebus resigned from the commission, which vets applicants to fill judicial vacancies. […]

Sep 20, 2017

Baltimore lawyer’s lawsuit against Court of Appeals chief judge dismissed

A Baltimore lawyer’s lawsuit against Court of Appeals Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera challenging the judicial appointment process has been dismissed. Rickey Nelson Jones, a Baltimore attorney who was not recommended to fill vacancies on the Anne Arundel Circuit Court bench in 2015, sued Barbera last year, claiming the failure of the local judicial nominating […]

May 2, 2017

After appointee declines Eastern Shore judgeship, 3 new nominees sent to Hogan

Three rejected applicants for the Somerset County Circuit Court bench will have their names sent to Gov. Larry Hogan for consideration after the position had to be re-advertised when the first appointee declined the post. District Judge Paula A. Price was one of four to apply for the sole circuit court judgeship late last year […]

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