Introducing the Applicants for the Court of Special Appeals

Today was the deadline to submit applications to the Judicial Nominating Commission for the vacancy on the Court of Special Appeals created by the retirement of Judge Timothy Meredith. Applicants must be residents of Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, or St. Mary’s County. The Commission will interview the applicants on December 21, 2020, and submit a list of the nominees to the Governor.

The applicants include two trial court judges, seven attorneys, and one administrative law judge:

Claudia Adeline Barber (District of Columbia Office of Administrative Hearings)
Joseph Edward Carey (Carey Law Office, LLC)
Rickey Nelson Jones
Jeremy Mark McCoy, Assistant Attorney General, General Assembly Counsel
William Edward Nolan (U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division)
Michael Patrick Redmond (Baltimore City Law Department)
Honorable Laura Sue Ripken (Anne Arundel County Circuit Court)
Edward Hutchinson Robbins, Jr. (Miles & Stockbridge)
Honorable Cathleen Marie Vitale (Anne Arundel County Circuit Court)
**Tara Sky Woodward (Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP) (automatic nomination because of her prior nomination within the last two years)

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