Press Release

March 23, 2022
Cardin, Van Hollen Applaud Senate Confirmation of Judge Julie Rubin for U.S. District Court of Maryland
Senators recommended Judge Rubin to President Joe Biden

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) today lauded the Senate’s bipartisan confirmation of Baltimore City Circuit Judge Julie Rubin to be a U.S. District Court Judge for the District of Maryland by a vote of 51 to 46.

“After nearly a decade of service on the state trial court in Baltimore, Judge Julie Rubin is ready to hit the ground running on day one as a federal judge,” the senators said after the confirmation vote. “We know that Judge Rubin will continue her commitment to public service to Marylanders. We are confident that she will uphold the rule of law and provide equal justice to everyone who enters her courtroom.”

The American Bar Association’s (ABA) Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary evaluated the professional qualifications of Judge Rubin, including her integrity, professional competence, and judicial temperament. The Standing Committee gave Judge Rubin a unanimous rating of “Well Qualified,” the highest possible rating.

Judge Rubin was nominated to fill the vacancy created when Judge Ellen Hollander, who was appointed by President Obama in 2010 and took the bench in 2011, announced her intention to take senior status. President Joe Biden nominated Judge Rubin for this vacancy on November 3, 2021, and the Judiciary Committee held her confirmation hearing on December 15, 2021. On January 20, 2022, the committee favorably reported Judge Rubin to the full Senate on a bipartisan vote.


Judge Julie Rubin has served as a judge on the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, Maryland since 2013. From 2000 to 2012, Judge Rubin worked at Astrachan Gunst Thomas Rubin, P.C. in Baltimore where she handled intellectual property and employment law matters. From 1998 to 2000, Judge Rubin was an associate at another Baltimore law firm, Shapiro and Olander, P.A. Judge Rubin received her J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law in 1998 and her B.A., cum laude, from Mount Holyoke College in 1995.