Fourth Circuit Judge Rescinds Plans to Give Up Active Role


Judge Robert B. King on Wednesday rescinded plans to step down from active service on the Virginia-based federal appeals court where he’s served for more than two decades.

The Bill Clinton-appointee withdrew his intent to take senior status, a form of semi-retirement, upon the appointment of a successor, said Patricia Connor, clerk of court for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

No reason was given for the decision, and King didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. He’s been on the court since October 1998 and is based in West Virginia.

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