Obama Withdraws Md. District Court Nomination

Law360, New York (November 1, 2011, 9:29 PM EDT) -- President Barack Obama on Monday withdrew the nomination of a Maryland magistrate judge whom he originally tapped in 2010 for a seat on the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.

Obama nominated Judge Charles Bernard Day to fill the vacancy left by Judge Peter J. Messitte, who became a senior judge in the District of Maryland in 2008. It is the only judicial vacancy in the district, according to the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.

The White House didn't return a request for...
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