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Bordering Virginia, West Virginia, Washington D.C., Pennsylvania, Delaware and the Atlantic Ocean, Maryland is one of the smallest states by area. The Maryland Constitution is the basic governing document of the state. Like most U.S. state governments, the government of Maryland has exclusive authority over matters that lie entirely within the state's borders, except as limited by the Constitution of the United States.

Maryland has two members of the U.S. Senate, a total of eight members of the U.S. House of Representatives, 151 members of the Maryland House of Representatives and 47 members of the Maryland State Senate.

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National politics in Maryland


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Flag of the United States.png Current members of the U.S. Senate


Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:
Barbara Mikulski
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Democratic PartyU.S. Senate, Maryland 1987January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Ben Cardin
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Democratic PartyU.S. Senate, Maryland 2007January 3, 2019November 2018Link


Flag of the United States.png Current members of the U.S. House of Representatives

Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:
Andy Harris
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Republican PartyDistrict 1 2011January 3, 2015November 4, 2014Link
Chris Van Hollen
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Democratic PartyDistrict 8 2003January 3, 2015November 4, 2014Link
Donna Edwards
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Democratic PartyDistrict 4 2008January 3, 2015November 4, 2014Link
Dutch Ruppersberger
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Democratic PartyDistrict 2 2003January 3, 2015November 4, 2014Link
Elijah Cummings
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Democratic PartyDistrict 7 1996January 3, 2015November 4, 2014Link
John Delaney
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Democratic PartyDistrict 6 2013January 3, 2015November 4, 2014Link
John Sarbanes
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Democratic PartyDistrict 3 2007January 3, 2015November 4, 2014Link
Steny Hoyer
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Democratic PartyDistrict 5 1981January 3, 2015November 4, 2014Link


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Judgepedia presents the State of Maryland
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The structure of the Maryland judicial system is laid out in Article IV of the state constitution. The state court system is made up of the Maryland Court of Appeals, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals, the Maryland Circuit Courts, the Maryland District Courts and the Maryland Orphans' Court.


The federal court system is made up of the District Court of Maryland and the District of Maryland Bankruptcy Court. Appeals from these courts go to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

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Maryland
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The Old Line State
Capital:   Annapolis
Motto:   Fatti maschi, parole femmine
Translation:   Manly deeds, womanly words
Population:   5.78 million
Area of state:   12,407 sq. mi.
Admitted to U.S.:   1788
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