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Barbera’s legacy includes landmark cases, pandemic management, court reform (access required)

Maryland Court of Appeals Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera began her tenure as the state’s top jurist and the Judiciary’s lead administrator in July 2013 by pledging to strive for the “equal, fair and timely administration of justice.”

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Editorial Advisory Board: By George, she’s done it (access required)

Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera said she’d do it and indeed she did. By the August 31 deadline that Judge Barbera set for the Court of Appeals, she and her colleagues on the bench have issued opinions in all 127 cases heard in the 2013-2014 term.

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Chief Judge Barbera aims for timely administration of justice (access required)

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 (access required)

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 decides 2 matters it heard 7 and 6 years ago (access required)

Maryland’s top court issued two long-awaited decisions Wednesday, including one in which a convict waited more than seven years for the Court of Appeals to rule on his challenge to his five-year sentence.

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