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Attorneys aim for judgeships

February 03, 1997

By MARLO BARNHART

Staff Writer

Three attorneys have added their names to the list being considered by Gov. Parris Glendening for the vacant Washington County Circuit Court judgeship.

The new applicants are:

  • Julie Hunt Blair, an attorney who practices in Washington and Frederick counties.
  • William P. Nairn, an attorney with the Hagerstown firm of Urner, Nairn and Boyer.
  • Thomas A. Wade, an attorney with a practice in Hagerstown.


The three lawyers responded to a notice that ran in the Jan. 14 edition of The Daily Record, a daily publication for the business and legal community.

The notice said applicants were being sought for the Washington County Circuit Court judgeship previously held by Daniel Moylan, who retired in September.

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Still in the running are previous applicants L. Kenneth Long and Kennedy Boone.

The move to readvertise the position was prompted by the withdrawal of Hagerstown attorney Gregory Bannon, who in December wrote a letter accusing Glendening of making judicial appointments based on politics.

The names of the new applicants will go to the Judicial Nominating Commission in Washington County for consideration.

The 13-member commission will meet this month to forward to the governor the names of any new applicant who earns the approval of the commission majority.

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