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Maryland High Court May Get New Name

July 7, 2021

Unlike 48 of her sister states, Maryland’s highest court is not called a “Supreme Court.” Rather, since colonial times, Maryland’s highest court has been known as the “Court of Appeals.” That will change if voters approve a proposed amendment to the state constitution in November 2022 to change the name of the Maryland Court of Appeals to the Supreme Court of Maryland. Additionally, if the amendment is approved, the name of Maryland’s current intermediate court, currently known as the Court of Special Appeals, will be changed to the Appellate Court of Maryland.