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By Rebecca Blatt

Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley has appointed nine trial court judges, including the son of the state's Senate President Thomas Mike Miller.

This wasn't the first time Thomas Miller III was considered for a judgeship. He was nominated for an appointment to the Anne Arundel County District Court in 2008.

Three members of the county's judicial nominating commission resigned in protest, saying his nomination amounted to nepotism.

O'Malley said then that he didn't think it was fair to rule out politically connected appointees, as long as they are qualified, though he didn't appoint Miller at that time.

A spokesman for O'Malley says he makes judicial appointments based on the merits and qualifications of the candidate.

Miller is a commissioner on the Maryland Parole Commission. He has also worked in private practice and began his career as an assistant public defender in Prince George's County.

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