James Bredar

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James Bredar
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the District of Maryland
Title:   Judge
Position:   Seat #10
Station:   Baltimore, MD
Appointed by:   Barack Obama
Active:   12/16/2010 - Present
Preceded by:   Frederick Motz
Past post:   District of Maryland, Magistrate Judge
Past term:   1998 - 2010
Personal History
Born:   February 6, 1957
Hometown:   Omaha, Nebraska
Undergraduate:   Harvard University, B.A., 1979
Law School:   Georgetown University, J.D., 1982

James K. Bredar is a federal judge for the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. He was nominated to the court by President Obama on April 21, 2010 and confirmed by the Senate on December 16, 2010.[1]

Early life and education

Judge Bredar was born on February 6, 1957 in Omaha, Nebraska. He is currently a resident of Reisterstown, Maryland.[2] Bredar received his B.A. degree from Harvard University in 1979 and his J.D. degree from Georgetown University in 1982.[3][4]

Professional career

Judicial career

District of Maryland

Nomination Tracker
 Candidate:James Bredar
 Court:District of Maryland
 Progress:Confirmed 239 days after nomination.
ApprovedANominated:April 21, 2010
ApprovedAABA Rating:Unanimously Well Qualified
ApprovedAHearing:ay 13, 2010
ApprovedAReported:June 10, 2010 
ApprovedAConfirmed:December 16, 2010
 Vote: Voice vote

Judge Bredar was recommended to President Obama for a vacancy on the United States District Court for the District of Maryland by Democratic Maryland Senators Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin.[6][7][8] Obama nominated Bredar for the seat vacated by Frederick Motz on April 21, 2010.[9]

Bredar was unanimously rated Well Qualified by the American Bar Association.[10]

Judiciary Committee hearing

Bredar's Public Questionnaire Available Here
Questions for the Record available here

Bredar had a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on May 13, 2010. He was reported to the full Senate on June 10, 2010 and confirmed by a voice vote on December 16, 2010.

Magistrate judge of the District of Maryland

Bredar was appointed to be a federal magistrate judge for the United States District Court for the District of Maryland on January 26, 1998. He held this position until he was confirmed to be a federal judge for the same court.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Frederick Motz
District of Maryland
Seat #10
Succeeded by:

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