Donald Trump nominates Alabama’s Corey Maze for federal judgeship

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President Donald Trump on Thursday announced the nomination of Alabama Special Deputy Attorney General Corey Maze to serve as a District Judge on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama.

corey_l_maze“Corey Maze is a very talented and experienced lawyer who would be an outstanding addition to the Northern District Court bench,” said Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall. “He 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 man of the highest integrity and would be a great credit to the U.S. District Court. I wholeheartedly support his nomination,” said Marshall.

Maze earned his B.A., summa cum laude, from Auburn University and his J.D., cum laude, from the Georgetown University Law Center. He currently serves as Special Deputy Attorney General for the State of Alabama.

Since 2011, he has also served as chief of the Attorney General’s Special Litigation unit acting as the Yellowhammer 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, he served as the Solicitor General of Alabama, arguing three cases in the Supreme Court of the United States and winning three “Best Brief Awards” from the National Association of Attorneys General. Before his appointment as Solicitor General, Maze prosecuted criminal trials and appeals for five years as an Assistant Attorney General.