Arundel Digest

ARUNDEL DIGEST

September 28, 2005

Circuit, District court jobs draw applicants

A dozen lawyers, including a lobbyist and a County Council member, have applied for the recently created judge's job on the Anne Arundel County Circuit Court.

Other applicants include two prosecutors, two court masters, a former council member and a judge who lost his seat on the bench in the 2004 election. The governor will make the appointment from a winnowed-down list that will be given to him in November by the Judicial Nominating Commission.

Although the list is sizable, some lawyers say other potential candidates were deterred by last year's judicial election, in which voters ousted two appointed judges. They said some longtime lawyers do not want to close lucrative practices and gamble on an election.

Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. also is expected to name two new judges for the District Court in the county. A record 31 attorneys applied for the 10-year terms.

To see the list of applicants for the Circuit and District courts, go to: courts.state.md.us/judge select/judicialvacancy.html

Shooting victim in fair condition

A Capitol Heights man was in fair condition yesterday after being shot in the stomach in Annapolis last weekend.

DeMarcus Clifton Robinson, 20, was shot in the 800 block of Brooke Court on Saturday night. He was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, according to a spokeswoman for the hospital.

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