Press Release

December 15, 2021
Cardin, Van Hollen Share Support for Biden District Court Nominee Julie Rubin with Senate Judiciary Committee

Senators had recommended Judge Rubin to President Joe Biden

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen (both D-Md.) today urged the Judiciary Committee to swiftly process the nomination of Baltimore City Circuit Court Julie Rubin to fill the upcoming vacancy on the federal District Court for Maryland. Both senators provided introductory remarks for a hearing held today.

“Judge Julie Rubin will bring tremendous experience to the courtroom after serving as a trial judge for more than a decade handling a diverse range of civil and criminal matters in Baltimore,” the senators said.  “We are pleased that Judge Rubin received the American Bar Association’s highest rating, and we know that she will well and faithfully carry out her judicial oath by upholding the rule of law and providing equal justice for all Marylanders.”

Judge Rubin was nominated to fill the future vacancy created when Judge Ellen Hollander, appointed by President Obama in 2011, announced her intention in January to take senior status.  President Joe Biden nominated Judge Rubin for this vacancy on November 3. The ABA Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary rated her “well qualified” to serve in the federal judiciary. The ABA evaluates the integrity, professional competence, and judicial temperament of nominees. 


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.