University of Denver

Maryland

2020 Judicial Elections Bring Less Tumult, But Still a Few Surprises

Jordan M. Singer
On the whole, 2020 was a quiet time for state judicial elections, at least in comparison to recent years. Fewer sitting judges were directly targeted for removal, and most of the efforts to oust judges failed at the ballot box. But even quiet years have standout moments, and the recent election cycle brought several...

Maryland's Family Divisions Seen as Model for National Court Improvement

Mark Staines
In Maryland, the creation of special family divisions in the state’s five largest jurisdictions has transformed the way courts handle family law cases. A recent article in the National Center for State Courts’ 2016 Trends in State Courts explains how the creation of these special family divisions can provide a model...