A Historic Wave of Nominees and Appointees for Court Vacancies

On Thursday, February 17th, Governor Larry Hogan announced nine nominees and appointees to the Maryland judiciary. 

The nominees potentially include the first Hispanic appointee to Maryland’s Court of Appeals, and the first African American and first openly LGBTQ Chief Judge of Maryland’s Court of Special Appeals. Moreover, four women were appointed to the District Court of Maryland for Baltimore City.

Governor Hogan explained the significance of the judicial slate in a press release:

“I am proud to appoint each of these distinguished and highly qualified individuals,” said Governor Hogan. “It is a top priority to ensure the composition of our courts reflect the great diversity of our state—these historic appointments deliver on that commitment.”

Governor Hogan’s judicial nominees include the following:

  • Angela M. Eaves to serve as Judge on the Court of Appeals
  • Matthew J. Fader to serve as Judge on the Court of Appeals
  • Anne K. Albright to serve as Judge on the Court of Special Appeals
  • E. Gregory Wells to serve as Chief Judge of the Court of Special Appeals

The Governor’s judicial appointees include the following:

  • Joseph S. Michael has been appointed to the Circuit Court for Washington County.
  • Tameika M. Lunn-Exinor has been appointed to the District Court of Maryland for Baltimore City.
  • Lydie Essama Glynn has been appointed to the District Court of Maryland for Baltimore City.
  • Ana De la Hoz Hernandez has been appointed to the District Court of Maryland for Baltimore City.
  • Theresa C. Morse has been appointed to the District Court of Maryland for Baltimore City.

Read the full press release.

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