A few days ago, I was researching the appropriate court to appeal a two decade old decision that I found horrible. During my research, I was confused by the functions of the Court of Special Appeals and the Court of Appeals. Just when I organized the two in my head, this morning I read a Baltimore Sun article announcing that due to “persistent” confusion over the names of the two courts, a bill was drafted to change the name of the Court of Appeals to Supreme Court of Maryland. The Court of Special Appeals will be changed to Appellate Court.
I’m not sure I agree with calling the Court of Special Appeals the Appellate Court but I definitely agree with rebranding the Court of Appeals.