Nine nominated for vacancy on Court of Special Appeals

On Wednesday, the Appellate Courts Judicial Nominating Commission nominated nine lawyers and judges for consideration by the Governor for the vacant at-large seat on the Court of Special Appeals:

Kurt James Fischer, Venable LLP in Towson
James Bradford McCullough, Lerch, Early & Brewer in Bethesda
Tara Sky Woodward, Bradley Arant Boult & Cummings in Washington, D.C.
Terrence Mark Ranko Zic, Whiteford Taylor Preston in Rockville
**Honorable Judith Claibourne Ensor, Circuit Court for Baltimore County
**Honorable Lawrence Paul Fletcher-Hill, Circuit Court for Baltimore City
**Brian Scott Kleinbord, Office of the State’s Attorney for Montgomery County
**Rachel Theora McGuckian, Miles & Stockbridge in Rockville
**Phillip Robert Zuber, Sasscer Clagett & Bucher in Upper Marlboro

This vacancy was created by the recent retirement of Judge Alexander Wright, Jr. The list includes two trial judges and seven attorneys (including Blog Editor Brad McCullough, who did not participate in the preparation or publication of this post).  The last five, marked by a double asterisk (**), are pool candidates, having received the Commission’s nomination for a prior At-Large Court of Special Appeals vacancy within the past two years; pool candidates receive automatic consideration.

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