Blogs are buzzing that Judge Andre Davis of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will take senior status in February. He has been on the court less than five years and becomes the first judge appointed by President Obama to take senior status.
The information surfaced on the U.S. Courts’ website, which lists upcoming court vacancies.
The information was “confirmed by chambers” according to a blog published by the North Carolina Center for Justice.
Davis is eligible for senior status upon turning 65 because he has been an Article III judge since becoming a U.S. District Judge in Maryland in 1995, according to the Maryland Appellate Blog. Judges are eligible to assume semi-retired senior status when they turn 65 if they have served 15 years or more as Article III judges.