Press Release

July 21, 2010

U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-MD) applauded President Obama’s decision to nominate U.S. Magistrate Judge Charles Day to a vacancy on the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, Southern Division, located in Greenbelt, Maryland. 

If confirmed, Judge Day will fill the vacancy created by Judge Peter Messitte’s retirement in September 2008. Senators Mikulski and Cardin commended the nomination of Judge Day, who has a clear and demonstrated record of competency, integrity, and public service to Maryland.


“I was proud to work with Senator Mikulski to recommend Charles Day to President Obama for appointment to this seat,”
said Senator Cardin, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider Judge Day’s nomination. “Judge Day has nearly 15 years experience as a federal Magistrate Judge and he has been an active member of our community outside of the courtroom. He understands the impact the courts have on everyday Marylanders. I know he will serve the people of Maryland well in this lifetime appointment dispensing equal justice under the law.”


 “I was proud to recommend Judge Charles Day to President Obama and am so pleased that he has been nominated to the United States District Court for the District of Maryland,”
Senator Mikulski
said. “Judge Day has the qualities that are needed in our judges—he has the experience which allows him to approach legal questions with a clear understanding of the rule of law. He also understands the day to day lives of ordinary Americans, and the need for their rights to be protected. Throughout his career, Judge Day has made it clear that civic engagement is important to him. He has shown this through his work as a legal professional in Maryland, but also as a civically engaged member of the greater community. I urge the Senate to move quickly on his nomination. Maryland deserves to have highly qualified judges like Judge Day who will uphold the law to provide equal justice for all,” Senator Mikulski said.


Charles B. Day is a United States Magistrate Judge in the District of Maryland, and has served in this capacity since 1997. He received his
juris doctorate from the University Of Maryland School Of Law, and began his legal career in Maryland as an Assistant State’s Attorney in Montgomery County. Judge Day then worked in private practice a before joining the bench as a magistrate judge. He also has served as Vice-Chair of the Maryland Commission on Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the Judicial Process.