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Federal Judge Who Rescinded Departure Insists He’s Staying

Aug. 10, 2022, 3:33 PM

A New York federal trial court judge who rescinded plans to take senior status unless his successor lives and works in Utica, N.Y., wrote to President Joe Biden again to reiterate that he’s “unconditionally withdrawn” plans to leave his life-tenured post.

“I intend to remain on regular active status at the U.S. Courthouse in Utica for the foreseeable future,” Judge David Hurd wrote in his Wednesday letter.

Hurd, who sits in the Utica courthouse of the US District Court for the Northern District of New York, first informed Biden of his plans to stay in a July 14 letter—one day ...