Trump nominates Maze of Alabama AG's office for federal judgeship

Trump nominates Maze of Alabama AG's office for federal judgeship
Corey Maze has been nominated for a federal judgeship by President Trump. (Source: lawyers.justia.com)

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - President Donald Trump has nominated Alabama Special Deputy Attorney General Corey Maze for a federal judgeship position.

Maze is being tapped to serve as a District Judge on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama.

The White House announcement for Maze reads:

If confirmed, Corey L. Maze of Alabama will serve as a District Judge on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama.  Corey Maze serves as Special Deputy Attorney General for the State of Alabama. Since 2011, he has served as chief of the Attorney General's Special Litigation unit and has 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. From 2008 to 2011, Mr. Maze served as the Solicitor General of Alabama.  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. Before his appointment as Solicitor General, Mr. Maze prosecuted criminal trials and appeals for five years as an Assistant Attorney General. Mr. Maze earned his B.A., summa cum laude, from Auburn University and his J.D., cum laude, from the Georgetown University Law Center.

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall praised the decision calling Maze "a very talented and experienced lawyer who would be an outstanding addition to the Northern District Court bench."

Marshall said Maze "possesses a broad base of legal experience from the prosecution of criminal trials and appeals as an Alabama Assistant Attorney General, to arguing cases before the U.S. Supreme Court as former Alabama Solicitor General, to successfully representing Alabama in the landmark BP oil spill case."

Maze is a graduate of Auburn University and Georgetown University Law Center.

The nomination is one of the multiple nominations announced by the White House Thursday to fill positions across the country.

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