COURT OF APPEALS FILINGS AND DISPOSITIONS FISCAL YEAR 2021
Petitions for Certiorari
Attorney Grievance Proceedings
Bar Admission Character Matters
Certified Questions of Law
The Court of Appeals is Maryland’s highest court. It hears almost exclusively by way of certiorari, a process that gives the court the ability to decide which cases to hear. By law, however, the Court of Appeals is required to hear cases involving legislative redistricting and removal of certain state officials. The Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals sits with the six other judges on the court to hear oral arguments in each case.
COURT OF SPECIAL APPEALS FILINGS AND DISPOSITIONS FISCAL YEAR 2021
The Court of Special Appeals is the intermediate appellate court. It reviews a trial court’s actions and decisions in given cases and decides whether the trial judge properly followed the law and legal precedent. Judges sitting in the Court of Special Appeals generally hear appeals in panels of three. Sometimes, all 15 judges sit together, en banc, to hear the appeals.
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