The Maryland Court of Appeals is the highest court in the state of Maryland. It serves as the final arbiter on matters of law in the state. The primary function of the Court of Appeals is to review decisions made by lower courts, including the Maryland Court of Special Appeals, and to provide legal interpretations of the law. It ensures that the law is applied correctly and consistently throughout the state. The Court of Appeals also hears appeals in certain criminal cases and has the authority to issue writs and other orders.