Corey L. Maze

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Corey L. Maze
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
Assumed office
June 18, 2019
Appointed byDonald Trump
Preceded byVirginia Emerson Hopkins
Solicitor General of Alabama
In office
2008–2011
Attorney GeneralTroy King
Preceded byKevin Newsom
Succeeded byJohn Neiman
Personal details
Born
Corey Landon Maze

(1978-01-04) January 4, 1978 (age 41)
Gadsden, Alabama, U.S.[1]
EducationAuburn University (BA)
Georgetown University Law Center (JD)

Corey Landon Maze (born January 4, 1978) is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama.

Education[edit]

Maze earned his Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, from Auburn University and his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the Georgetown University Law Center.[2]

Legal career[edit]

From 2008 to 2011, Maze served as the Solicitor General of Alabama. Before his appointment as Solicitor General, Maze prosecuted criminal trials and appeals for five years as an Assistant Attorney General. During that period, he argued three cases in the Supreme Court of the United States and won three "Best Brief Awards" from the National Association of Attorneys General.[2]

From 2011–2019, Maze served as chief of the Attorney General's Special Litigation unit and acted as the state's primary counsel in complex civil matters such as the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and the ongoing opioid crisis.[2]

Federal judicial service[edit]

On May 10, 2018, President Trump nominated Maze to serve as a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama.[3] On May 15, 2018, his nomination was sent to the Senate. He was nominated to the seat that was vacated by Judge Virginia Emerson Hopkins, who assumed senior status on June 22, 2018.[4] On October 17, 2018, a hearing on his nomination was held before the Senate Judiciary Committee.[5]

On January 3, 2019, his nomination was returned to the President under Rule XXXI, Paragraph 6 of the United States Senate. On January 23, 2019, President Trump announced his intent to renominate Maze for a federal judgeship.[6] His nomination was sent to the Senate later that day.[7] On February 7, 2019, his nomination was reported out of committee by a 13–9 vote.[8] On June 11, 2019, the Senate voted 62–34 to invoke cloture on his nomination.[9] On June 12, 2019, the Senate confirmed his nomination by a vote of 62–34.[10] He received his judicial commission on June 18, 2019.

Memberships[edit]

He has been a member of the Federalist Society since 2017.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary: Questionnaire for Judicial Nominees: Corey L. Maze
  2. ^ a b c "President Donald J. Trump Announces Fourteenth Wave of Judicial Nominees, Thirteenth Wave of United States Attorney Nominees, and Eighth Wave of United States Marshal Nominees" White House, May 10, 2018 This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  3. ^ "Donald Trump nominates Alabama's Corey Maze for federal judgeship". Alabama Today. May 10, 2018. Retrieved 15 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Fifteen Nominations and One Withdrawal Sent to the Senate Today" White House, May 15, 2018
  5. ^ United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary: Nominations for October 17, 2018
  6. ^ "President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Judicial Nominees", White House, January 23, 2019
  7. ^ "Nominations Sent to the Senate", White House, January 23, 2019
  8. ^ Results of Executive Business Meeting – February 7, 2019, Senate Judiciary Committee
  9. ^ Roll Call Vote 116th Congress - 1st Session United States Senate Vote Summary: Vote Number 151, United States Senate, June 11, 2019
  10. ^ Roll Call Vote 116th Congress - 1st Session United States Senate Vote Summary: Vote Number 156, United States Senate, June 12, 2019

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Kevin Newsom
Solicitor General of Alabama
2008–2011
Succeeded by
John Neiman
Preceded by
Virginia Emerson Hopkins
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
2019–present
Incumbent