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Historic appointments to top court put women in majority

Court of Appeals Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera, left, and Judge Shirley M. Watts were on opposing sides in a decision upholding Unger v. State. (File photo)

The historic significance of Gov. Martin O’Malley’s selection of Mary Ellen Barbera as chief judge and Shirley M. Watts as an associate judge of the Court of Appeals will be readily apparent when the court hears its first opening arguments of the September 2013 term on Sept. 4.

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Md. Court of Special Appeals candidates announced

The Appellate Judicial Nominating Commission last week submitted to Gov. Martin O’Malley three possible candidates to fill one open seat on the Court of Special Appeals. The commission nominated the Hon. Audrey J. S. Carrion, the Hon. Shirley M. Watts ...

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