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RULE 8-301. METHOD OF SECURING REVIEW-- THE SUPREME COURT

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West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Maryland Rules
Title 8. Appellate Review in the Supreme Court and the Appellate Court
Chapter 300. Obtaining Review in the Supreme Court
Effective: April 1, 2023
MD Rules, Rule 8-301
RULE 8-301. METHOD OF SECURING REVIEW-- THE SUPREME COURT
(a) Generally. Appellate review by the Supreme Court may be obtained only:
(1) by direct appeal where allowed by law;
(2) pursuant to the Maryland Uniform Certification of Questions of Law Act;
(3) by writ of certiorari upon petition filed pursuant to Rules 8-302 and 8-303; or
(4) by writ of certiorari issued on the Court's own initiative.
Cross reference: For Code provisions governing direct appeals to the Supreme Court, see Code, Election Law Article, § 12-203 concerning appeals from circuit court decisions regarding contested elections; Code, Election Law Article, § 16-1004 concerning appeals from circuit court decisions regarding injunctive relief sought for certain violations of election law; and Code, Financial Institutions Article, § 9-712(d)(2) concerning appeals from circuit court decisions approving transfer of assets of savings and loan associations. For the Maryland Uniform Certification of Questions of Law Act, see Code, Courts Article, §§ 12-601 through 12-613. For the authority of the Court to issue a writ of certiorari on its own initiative, see Code, Courts Article, § 12-201.
(b) Direct Appeals to Supreme Court. A direct appeal to the Supreme Court allowed by law is governed by the other Rules of this Title applicable to appeals, or by the law authorizing the direct appeal. In the event of a conflict, the law authorizing the direct appeal shall prevail. Except as otherwise required by necessary implication, references in those Rules to the Appellate Court shall be regarded as references to the Supreme Court.
(c) Certification of Questions of Law. Certification of questions of law to the Supreme Court pursuant to the Maryland Uniform Certification of Questions of Law Act is governed by Rule 8-305.
Source: This Rule is in part derived from Rule 810 and in part new.

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[Adopted Nov. 19, 1987, eff. July 1, 1988. Amended Oct. 31, 2002, eff. Jan. 1, 2003; Nov. 12, 2003, eff. Jan. 1, 2004; Nov. 21, 2013, eff. Jan. 1, 2014; Dec. 7, 2015, eff. Jan. 1, 2016; April 21, 2023, eff. nunc pro tunc April 1, 2023.]
MD Rules, Rule 8-301, MD R A CT AND SPEC A Rule 8-301
Current with amendments received through December 1, 2023. Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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