O'Malley swears in new appeals judge
Gov. Martin O'Malley has sworn in Maryland's first African-American woman appellate judge.
Judge Michele Hotten is now a member of the Maryland Court of Special Appeals, the state's intermediate appellate court.
She will represent the court's Fourth Appellate Circuit for Prince George's County.
Hotten fills a vacancy created by the retirement of Judge James Salmon.
She has been an associate judge for Prince George's County Circuit Court for 15 years.
-- Associated Press
Washington Post editors
| August 17, 2010; 2:50 PM ET
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