Maryland’s top court opened its 2021-2022 session Wednesday, a term in which it will take up the appeal of a Beltway sniper in considering whether the state constitution permits violent juvenile offenders ever to be sentenced to life without parole. The Court of Appeals will also weigh whether counties violate the Maryland Constitution by having […]
The final year of Robert M. Bell’s tenure as chief judge of Maryland’s top court began Friday, when he turned 69 in a state where the constitution requires jurists to retire at 70.
By a vote of 4-3, Maryland’s highest court has reinstated longtime Annapolis lobbyist Ira C. Cooke to the state bar. Wednesday’s decision by the Court of Appeals caps Cooke’s six-year effort to rejoin the roster of Maryland lawyers. He consented to disbarment in 2005 following his conviction for commercial bribery, grand theft and conspiracy in […]
The Court of Appeals dominates the most-read legal affairs stories of the week — and only one story is related to an opinion. Gov. Martin O’Malley appointed a new judge to Maryland’s top court, which also took the rare step of withdrawing a decision it made in October. A Daily Record investigation into the judges’ […]
Gov. Martin O’Malley on Thursday named Robert N. “Bob” McDonald to Maryland’s highest court, succeeding Judge Joseph F. Murphy Jr., who stepped down from the Court of Appeals in September. O’Malley also elevated Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Stuart Ross Berger to the Court of Special Appeals, succeeding Ellen L. Hollander, who left in January […]
The Appellate Judicial Nominating Commission on Tuesday sent Gov. Martin O’Malley the names of four candidates for the Court of Appeals vacancy created when Judge Joseph F. Murphy Jr. retired from Maryland’s top court Sept. 30. The nominees are: * Baltimore County Circuit Judge Kathleen Gallogly Cox, who has served on the bench in Towson […]