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Reigning supreme: Maryland’s highest court gets a new name, with new titles for judges

December 15, 2022

Maryland officially has its own Supreme Court — in name, at least. Gov. Larry Hogan issued a proclamation Wednesday that amends Maryland’s constitution to change the name of the state’s highest courts and the titles of the judges that serve on them. In November, Marylanders voted 3-to-1 in favor of a constitutional amendment to rename the state’s highest court from the Court of Appeals to the Supreme Court of Maryland. The seven judges who now sit on the Maryland Supreme Court will be referred to as justices or as chief justice, in the case of Chief Justice Matthew J. Fader, the administrative leader of Maryland’s court system.

Article Source: Baltimore Sun

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