Judge A. Marvin Quattlebaum, Jr., Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals

Judge A. Marvin Quattlebaum

Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals

Arthur Marvin Quattlebaum, Jr., was born in August 1964 in Durham, North Carolina. He earned his undergraduate degree from Rhodes College and received his Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law. He entered into private practice. 

He was nominated by President Donald Trump to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina.  After a cloture vote, he was confirmed by the Senate and he received his commission in March 2018.  

One month later, President Trump nominated Quattlebaum to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Again, following a cloture vote, his nomination was confirmed by the Senate. He received his judicial commission in September 2018. 

In the News…

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed a suit against a Maryland school district that challenged the school district’s keeping the gender transitions of students from their parents. A coalition of parents brought the suit, alleging their rights had been infringed upon. 

The school district claimed they were not endeavoring to keep transition information from parents, but if the student wanted privacy, “then we honor and respect that.” The district has had at least 350 students who have filled out a gender support plan at school under this policy. 

Judge A. Marvin Quattlebaum, Jr., wrote in his opinion, “That does not mean their objections are invalid. In fact, they may be quite persuasive. But, by failing to show any injury to themselves, the parents’ opposition…reflects a policy disagreement. And policy disagreements should be addressed to elected policymakers at the ballot box, not to unelected judges in the courthouse.” 

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Judge Quattlebaum today? You can let him know at:

The Honorable A. Marvin Quattlebaum, Jr. 
Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals 
1100 East Main St. 
Richmond, VA 23219 


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