February 11, 2022


Government Relations and Public Affairs
187 Harry S. Truman Parkway
Annapolis, Maryland 21401


Media Advisory
Court of Appeals to hear oral arguments for Prince George’s County v. Robert E. Thurston, et al.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The Court of Appeals of Maryland granted a Petition for a Writ of Certiorari in Prince George’s County v. Robert E. Thurston, et al.  The case involves an appeal of an order issued by the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County invalidating the Prince George’s County redistricting map approved by the County Council. 

The Order is located here. By separate order In the Matter of 2022 Legislative Districting of the State, the Court extended certain election deadlines to provide adequate time for judicial review.

The case is transferred to the Court of Appeals regular docket as No. 63, September Term, 2021.  The Court also scheduled expedited briefing, as noted below.

Briefing Schedule:

February 18:                   Deadline for e-filing of appellant’s briefs and printed record extracts 
February 25:                   Deadline for e-filing of appellees’ briefs
March 1:                          Deadline for e-filing of appellant’s reply brief

Oral arguments will be held on Friday, March 4, 2022, and webcast on the Court of Appeals’ website at:

Please contact the Maryland Judiciary’s Government Relations and Public Affairs,, for questions.


Bradley Tanner
Public Information Officer

Terri Charles
Asst. Public Information Officer