Stephanie A. Gallagher

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Stephanie A. Gallagher
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland
Assumed office
September 13, 2019
Appointed byDonald Trump
Preceded byWilliam D. Quarles Jr.
Magistrate Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland
In office
April 18, 2011 – September 13, 2019
Succeeded byDeborah L. Boardman
Personal details
Born
Stephanie Marie Agli

1972 (age 46–47)
Rockville, Connecticut, U.S.
EducationGeorgetown University (BA)
Harvard Law School (JD)

Stephanie Agli Gallagher (born 1972) is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland and a former United States Magistrate Judge for the same court.

Biography[edit]

Gallagher was born in 1972, in Rockville, Connecticut.[1] She received a Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, in 1994 from Georgetown University, graduating Phi Beta Kappa. She received a Juris Doctor, cum laude, in 1997 from Harvard Law School. She began her legal career as a law clerk to Judge J. Frederick Motz of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, from 1997 to 1999. From 1999 to 2001, she served as an associate at the law firm of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld in Washington, D.C. From 2002 to 2008, she served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Maryland. From 2008 to 2011, she was a partner at the law firm of Levin & Gallagher LLC in Baltimore, Maryland.[2]

Federal judicial service[edit]

United States magistrate judge[edit]

From 2011–2019, she served as a United States Magistrate Judge in the District of Maryland.[2]

Failed nomination to district court under Obama[edit]

On September 8, 2015, President Obama nominated Gallagher to serve as a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, to the seat vacated by Judge William D. Quarles Jr., who took senior status on February 1, 2016.[3] She received a hearing before the United States Senate Judiciary Committee on April 20, 2016.[4] On May 19, 2016, her nomination was reported out of committee by voice vote.[5] Her nomination expired on January 3, 2017, with the end of the 114th Congress.

Renomination to district court under Trump[edit]

On June 7, 2018, President Trump announced his intent to renominate Gallagher to serve as a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland.[6] On June 11, 2018, her nomination was sent to the Senate. President Trump nominated Gallagher to the same seat.[7] On October 11, 2018, her nomination was reported out of committee by a 20–1 vote.[8]

On January 3, 2019, her nomination was returned to the President under Rule XXXI, Paragraph 6 of the United States Senate.[9] On April 8, 2019, President Trump announced the renomination of Gallagher to the district court.[10] On May 21, 2019, her nomination was sent to the Senate.[11] On June 20, 2019, her nomination was reported out of committee by a 21–1 vote.[12] On September 11, 2019, the Senate confirmed her nomination by a voice vote. She received her judicial commission on September 13, 2019.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official Biography at the United States District Court for the District of Maryland
  2. ^ a b "President Obama Nominates Three to Serve on the United States District Courts" White House, September 8, 2015
  3. ^ "Presidential Nominations Sent to the Senate" White House, September 8, 2015
  4. ^ Nominations for April 20, 2016, Senate Judiciary Committee
  5. ^ Results of Executive Business Meeting – May 19, 2016, Senate Judiciary Committee
  6. ^ "President Donald J. Trump Announces Fifteenth Wave of Judicial Nominees, Fourteenth Wave of United States Attorney Nominees, and Ninth Wave of United States Marshal Nominees" White House, June 7, 2018 This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  7. ^ "Seventeen Nominations Sent to the Senate Today", White House, June 11, 2018
  8. ^ Results of Executive Business Meeting – October 11, 2018, Senate Judiciary Committee
  9. ^ "Trump Drops Obama Picks, N.Y., Calif. Names From Judges List". Bloomberg Law. January 23, 2019. Retrieved February 15, 2019.
  10. ^ "President Donald J. Trump Announces Judicial Nominations", White House, April 8, 2019
  11. ^ "Twelve Nominations Sent to the Senate", The White House, May 21, 2019
  12. ^ Results of Executive Business Meeting – June 20, 2019, Senate Judiciary Committee

External links[edit]

Legal offices
Preceded by
William D. Quarles Jr.
Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland
2019–present
Incumbent