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Judges can’t write recommendation letters for executive branch nominees, panel says

Maryland Gov. Wes Moore gives his first State of the State address, two weeks after being sworn as governor, on Feb. 1, 2023, in Annapolis. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Maryland judges may not write letters of recommendation for gubernatorial nominees who are being considered to serve as secretaries of executive branch agencies, an ethics committee said.

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Judges should be cautious with recommendations, Md. ethics panel says

Judges may write letters of recommendation for lawyers who appear before them provided the attorneys are more than an acquaintance and the judges do not give the appearance of pressing the power of their office to the letters’ recipients, the ...

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