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On July 3, Governor Martin O’Malley announced his appointment of Judge Shirley Watts (center) as the first African American female on the Maryland Court of Appeals.

On July 3, Governor Martin O’Malley announced his appointment of Judge Shirley Watts (center) as the first African American female on the Maryland Court of Appeals.

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Shirley M. Watts appointed to Court of Appeals

First African American woman to hold the postion

Governor O'Malley named the Honorable Shirley M. Watts to the Baltimore City Court of Appeals. Once confirmed, she will be the first African American woman to hold the position.