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The Court of Appeals of Maryland, A History
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ADMIRALTY, Court of, Governor
and Judges of Provincial Ct.,
5; judges of separate Court of
Admiralty, 1684, 5; court con-
tinued under Constitution of
1776, 58; appeals from, to Ct.
of Appeals, 59.

age limit of judges, 151, 169.

ALVEY, RICHARD H., Chief Judge,
173, 178, 179, 180, 181, 182, 198.

peal to Court of Appeals, 1694,
22, 24, 25; to Privy Council,
1694, 22, 25.

ANNAPOLIS, establishment of Ct.
of Appeals at, 1695, 30, 31;
meeting of Constitutional Con-
vention at, 1776, 59; exclusive
seat of Ct. of Appeals, Const.,
1851, 151; 1864, 170; 1867, 176.

APPEAL, as alternative to writ of
error, 1678, 20; royal instruc-
tions to Gov. Nicholson re,
1694, 22-23; from Provincial
Ct. and Ct. of Chancery under
Act of 1694, 24-26; in criminal
cases in advance of statute, 26;
enlarged jurisdiction on, from
Ct. of Chancery, under Act of
1721, 27; from General Ct. and
Cts. of Chancery and of Ad-
miralty under Constitution of
1776, 59-60; writ of error ob-
solete, not abolished, 1869, 188;
in criminal cases, without writ
of error, 1892, 188.

APPOINTMENT of judges, under
Constitution of 1776, 60; system
attacked, 145; by Governor,
confirmation by Senate, 147;
debate in Convention of 1851,
149; debate in Convention of
1864, 167, 168; still continues


to some extent in practice, 196-


ARCHER, Stevenson, Chief Judge,
115, 121-122, 123.

ARGUMENTS, unlimited as to
length under early practice, 81;
limited to six hours on West-
ern Shore, 1826-1851, 137; lim-
ited to five hours on Eastern
Shore, 1849, 137; excessive
length, 137-139; limited to 2 1/2
hours, 1852, 163; limited to two
hours, 1865, 171; reduced to 45
minutes, 188; oral, diminishing
regard for, 190-191.

ASSEMBLY, as highest Court of
Colony, 1, 2; law court of free-
man, 3; division into two
Houses, 3. (See also Governor
and Council; Acts of Assera-


special bar prior to 1805, 87;
strength of, in period 1806-1851,
123 ff; special bar, first part of
19th century, 125; during the
60's, 162-163; disappearance of
special, due to improved travel
in 50's and 60's, 172; complete
disappearance of special, 189.

bar examinations, 52.

BARTOL, James Lawrence, Chief
Judge, 157, 158, 161, 162, 171,
173, 178, 179.

BLADEN, William, 48.

BOND, William B., 167.

BORDLEY, John Beale, 45.

BORDLEY, Stephen, 45, 48.

BORDLEY, Thomas, 45, 48.

BOWIE, Richard Johns, Chief
Judge, 159, 161, 171, 173, 179,

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