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Charles Day

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Charles Day
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Current Court Information:
District of Maryland
Title:   Magistrate judge
Active:   2/18/1997 - Present
Personal History
Born:   4/12/1957
Hometown:   Dothan, AL
Undergraduate:   University of Maryland '78
Law School:   University of Maryland Law '84
Grad. School:   American University '80 (Masters)

Charles Bernard Day is a federal magistrate judge for the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. He was appointed to this position on February 18, 1997.[1]

Early life and education

Judge Day was born on April 12, 1957 in Dothan, Alabama. He received his B.A. degree in criminal justice from the University of Maryland in 1978. He then earned an M.S. degree in judicial administration from The American University in 1980 and a J.D. degree from the University of Maryland School of Law in 1984.[2]

Professional career

Judge Day began his career in 1985 as an Assistant State’s Attorney for Montgomery County, Maryland. In 1989, he became a civil litigation attorney with the firm Sherman, Meehan, Curtin & Ain. He worked in this position until he was appointed to the U.S. District Court in 1997.[1]

Federal court nomination

District of Maryland

Nomination Tracker
 Candidate:Charles Day
 Court:District of Maryland
 Progress:Withdrawn 467 days after nomination.
ApprovedANominated:July 21, 2010
ApprovedAABA Rating:Unanimously Well Qualified
DefeatedDWithdrawn:October 31, 2011

On July 21, 2010, President Obama nominated Day for judge on the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. Day has served as a Magistrate on this court since 1997.[3] Judge Day was recommended to President Obama by Senators Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin.[4][5]

He was rated as "Unanimously Well Qualified" by the American Bar Association. You can find his Committee Questionnaire available here.[6]

Day's nomination was returned to the President at the end of the 111th Congress on December 22, 2010. President Obama resubmitted the nomination on January 5, 2011. On October 31, 2011, Barack Obama withdrew the nomination of Charles Day.[7] No reason was given for withdrawing the nomination of Day to the District of Maryland.

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