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Obama announces two picks for Md. federal judgeships

President Obama has nominated two people to serve as judges on the United States District Court in Maryland.

Ellen Lipton Hollander, an associate judge of the Maryland Court of Special Appeals, has held that post since 1994. Before that, she was an associate judge of the Circuit of the Circuit Court in Baltimore City. Hollander also has been an Assistant United States Attorney and worked in private practice.

James K. Bredar has been a United States Magistrate Judge for the District of Maryland since 1998. Previously he worked as an Assistant United States Sttorney in Colorado and was an assistant federal public defender.

The nominations require Senate confirmation.

-- Maria Glod

By Maria Glod  |  April 22, 2010; 8:57 AM ET
Categories:  From the Courthouse , Maria Glod , Maryland  
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