Courts in Maryland Maryland Courts Online Resources 4th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals – Links and resources compiled by the Lawi Project State Judiciary Home Page Court of Appeals Court of Special Appeals Circuit Courts District Court Baltimore County Circuit Court […]


Counties in Maryland Maryland Counties Online Resources Allegany County Anne Arundel County Baltimore County Calvert County Carroll County Charles County Dorchester County Frederick County Garrett County Harford County Howard County Montgomery County […]


Governors of Maryland Proprietary Leonard Calvert (Period: 1633-1645 ) Richard Ingle (usurper) (Period: 1645 ) Edward Hill (chosen by the council) (Period: 1646 ) Leonard Calvert (Period: 1646-1647 ) Thomas Greene (Period: 1647-1649 ) William Stone (commissioners […]


History The state constitution of 1867, the one now in force, has been frequently amended, all that is required for its amendment being a three-fifths vote of all of the members elected to each of the two houses of the General Assembly, followed by a majority vote of the state electorate, and […]

Administration of Justice

History The administration of justice is entrusted to a court of appeals, circuit courts, special courts for the city of Baltimore, orphans’ courts, and justices of the peace. Exclusive of the city of Baltimore, the state is divided into seven judicial circuits, in each of which are elected […]


Prior to 1910 The history of Maryland begins in 1632 with the procedure of Charles I. to grant a charter conveying almost unlimited territorial and governmental rights therein to George Calvert, first Lord Baltimore (1580?-1632), and styling him its absolute lord and proprietor. George […]