Sen. Christopher Shank wants to make sure judges can still order treatment for persistent marijuana users if Maryland decriminalizes the drug.
The story comes from a time before Justice Sandra Day O’Connor took her seat, astronaut Sally Ride took flight and Speaker Nancy Pelosi took the gavel at the U.S. House of Representatives.
Gov. Martin O’Malley has appointed five judges.
Maryland judges’ salaries will increase by roughly 3 percent annually, hiking their pay by more than $14,000 over three years.
Montgomery County is looking for people to serve as election judges at polling sites for the presidential elections in April and November.
The U.S. Senate has confirmed two new judges to the federal bench in Baltimore.