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Md. high court opens term, will hear sniper, student school board member cases (access required)

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. ...

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The quest for the next chief judge (access required)

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.

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Lobbyist Cooke regains law license (access required)

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 ...

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Top 5: ‘I don’t think I can choose from among my children’ (access required)

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 ...

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McDonald named to high court; Berger elevated to CSA (access required)

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 ...

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4 candidates sent to O’Malley for Court of Appeals vacancy (access required)

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: * ...

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