Alsup Takes Senior Status, Opening Calif. Seat For Biden

Law360 (January 22, 2021, 9:11 PM EST) -- U.S. District Judge William H. Alsup is taking senior status after more than two decades on the federal bench, according to a letter he sent to President Joe Biden Thursday, opening a seat in California's Northern District that could be filled by a judge nominated by the new president.

Judge Alsup's transition to senior status after more than 21 years of service creates a court vacancy that can be filled by the Senate even as he maintains a caseload, according to the federal judiciary's website.

The federal court's announcement of his transition said that Judge Alsup, 75, will continue to carry...

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