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By LAURA CADIZ and LAURA CADIZ,SUN REPORTER | March 8, 2006
About five years ago, a judge approached lawyer Mary C. Reese and suggested that she apply for a vacant seat on the Howard District Court. She was somewhat taken aback, having never thought of herself as someone who should render judgment over people. "But then the more that I thought about it, I thought, you know, this is a job that the citizens of the state need and the citizens of the county need," said Reese, 44, who grew up in Ellicott City and still lives there. After twice unsuccessfully applying for the position, Reese has been tapped by Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. to become a Howard District Court judge to take the spot of Judge Louis A. Becker III, who was appointed last year to the Howard County Circuit Court.
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By ANDREA F. SIEGEL and ANDREA F. SIEGEL,SUN REPORTER | August 1, 2006
An Anne Arundel County judge rejected yesterday a legal challenge to the eligibility of Montgomery County Councilman Thomas E. Perez to serve as attorney general if elected, saying the Democratic candidate meets the constitutional requirement of 10 years of legal experience in the state. Circuit Judge Paul A. Hackner's decision concurred with a June opinion issued by Attorney General J. Joseph Curran Jr., whose impending retirement leaves the office without an incumbent for the first time in two decades.
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By Caitlin Francke and Caitlin Francke,SUN STAFF | December 30, 1997
Prosecutor Eileen McInerney has resigned from the Howard County State's Attorney's Office, becoming the 10th prosecutor to leave the office in 22 months.McInerney, who recently won a second-degree murder conviction in the trial of former state trooper James Harding Jr., will join the state Attorney General's Office. McInerney will work in the criminal investigations section, according to a press release from State's Attorney Marna McLendon.McLendon wrote in the release that McInerney has been committed to child-advocacy issues and cases since she arrived at the office two years ago."
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By Jacques Kelly and Frederick N. Rasmussen and Jacques Kelly and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | July 30, 2002
Anselm Sodaro, Baltimore's former chief judge who as a prosecutor won a stunning conviction in the 1952 Grammer murder case, died of cancer Sunday at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. He was 91 and had lived in Towson for a decade. He was the city state's attorney from 1950 to 1956, winning national attention for sending a Northeast Baltimore man to the gallows for murdering his wife in what was dubbed "the almost perfect crime." Gov. Theodore R. McKeldin, a Republican, picked Judge Sodaro, a Democrat, to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Bench of Baltimore City - now the Circuit Court - in 1956, and he remained on the bench for nearly 35 years.
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By Thom Loverro and Thom Loverro,Sun Staff Correspondent | October 18, 1990
UPPER MARLBORO -- For most of his adult life, Arthur A. "Bud" Marshall was not just state's attorney for Prince George's County, he was the law. The post was not just a job for him; it was who he was.Four years ago, a young black attorney named Alexander Williams Jr. stripped Mr. Marshall of that identity when he defeated the six-term incumbent in a landmark upset victory, the first countywide black official elected to office in the white-dominated county.Life...
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By Alan J. Craver and Alan J. Craver,Sun Staff Writer | July 12, 1994
An experienced prosecutor and executive director of the Maryland State's Attorneys Association, Dario Joseph Broccolino describes himself as an outsider with no special-interest ties to the county's criminal justice system.Those qualities, he said, make him an ideal candidate for Howard County state's attorney.Mr. Broccolino, 49, of Ellicott City, filed to enter the Democratic race for state's attorney on July 5, the last day the county Board of Elections accepted filings.If elected, said Mr. Broccolino, said he would put the concerns of victims and citizens before the interests of defense attorneys, judges and police officers.
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By Norris P. West and Norris P. West,Staff Writer Washington Bureau contributing writer Nelson Schwartz assisted with this article | February 3, 1993
Baltimore State's Attorney Stuart O. Simms is being considered for a post in the Clinton administration.Mr. Simms, 42, said he was approached by members of the Clinton transition team to apply for chief of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration."
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By Josh Mitchell and Josh Mitchell,sun reporter | May 16, 2007
Facing criticism over his salary, Baltimore County State's Attorney Scott D. Shellenberger said he plans to meet with state lawmakers to discuss possible changes to the law that determines how much he is paid. Shellenberger, a Democrat who took office in January, is scheduled to make about $190,000 this year - slightly more than the final salary of his predecessor, Sandra A. O'Connor. At issue is whether Shellenberger's pay should be calculated based on how much O'Connor earned after three decades in office, or whether he should be paid the lower amount that Circuit Court judges make - as some interpret state law. The law ties the state's attorney's pay to the judges' salaries, plus 5 percent annual increases.
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By JENNIFER SKALKA and JENNIFER SKALKA,SUN REPORTER | May 20, 2006
Montgomery County Councilman Thomas E. Perez has practiced law in Maryland long enough to be eligible to run for the state's top legal office, according to an attorney general's opinion released yesterday. The opinion puts to rest questions about whether Perez -- an expected Democratic candidate for attorney general -- has the 10 years of state legal experience required by Maryland's Constitution. Perez, 44, was admitted to the Maryland bar in 2001, and has since been an assistant professor at the University of Maryland School of Law. But he became a member of the New York bar in 1988, and joined the U.S. Department of Justice in 1989.
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July 14, 1999
Prosecutor's office is open and effective and respects the lawAs the state's attorney for Baltimore, I have been and continue to be accessible and accountable. I attend community meetings, return telephone calls and respond to media and citizen inquiries. I am an honest, hardworking public servant who represents the citizens of Baltimore in a competent and responsible fashion.The Sun has interviewed me numerous times. I am the only individual in city government who has opened up her office and life to a Sun reporter.
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