Judge Kent To Give Up Bench Amid Sex Scandal

Law360, New York (June 2, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Following his conviction on charges of lying about sexually harassing two female assistants in a Texas courthouse, U.S. District Judge Samuel Kent has agreed to formally relinquish his judicial position in 2010, though congressional impeachment hearings may remove him from the bench before then.

The 59-year-old Judge Kent informed President Barack Obama in a letter Tuesday that he would step down from the bench in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas in June 2010.

Judge Kent — the first federal judge ever...
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