JUDICIAL PERFORMANCE REVIEW: Maryland judges serve what are believed to be the longest terms in the nation - 15 years for elected Circuit Court jurists, a decade for appointed District Court justices. But unlike 17 states and the District of Columbia, Maryland does not routinely evaluate the performances of judges with the type of program that watchdogs say is essential to maintaining public trust, informing voters and helping judges improve. Amid the recent string of bad news about the bench, calls are intensifying for Maryland to establish a program to evaluate judges, reports Doug Donovan in the Sun.