U.S. District Judge Jerome B. Friedman of Norfolk will take senior status Nov. 30, The Virginian-Pilot is reporting.
Friedman has been on the federal bench since 1997. He was a Virginia Beach circuit judge when President Clinton tapped him for the seat.
The judge told the Pilot that he had notified the White House and courts officials about his plans, but declined any further comment.
U.S. Sens. Jim Webb and Mark Warner, both D-Va., will have the chance to recommend candidates for Friedman’s seat.
- Paul Fletcher