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State of Maryland

Methods of Judicial Selection: Maryland

Removal of Judges

Maryland judges may be removed in one of four ways:
  • Judges may be removed by the governor upon the address of the general assembly with the concurrence of two thirds of the members of each house.

  • Judges may be retired by the general assembly with a two-thirds vote of each house and the governor's concurrence.

  • Judges may be impeached by a majority of the house of delegates and convicted by two thirds of the senate.