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Seventh Circuit’s David Hamilton to Step Down in 2022 (1)

Dec. 2, 2021, 8:19 PMUpdated: Dec. 2, 2021, 10:43 PM

U.S. Circuit Judge David Hamilton announced plans to step down as an active judge on the Chicago-based federal appellate court, opening another seat for President Joe Biden to fill.

In a Wednesday letter to Biden, Hamilton, 64, said he plans to take senior status—a form of semi-retirement—after May 31, 2022, when he is eligible to do so, and upon the appointment of his successor.

Judges who take senior status remain involved in a lower number of cases, while relinquishing their duties as an active judge and opening their seat. Hamilton won’t be eligible until he turns 65 in May. ...