Flynn Judge Takes Senior Status, Opening DC Seat For Biden

By Lauren Berg (February 4, 2021, 11:20 PM EST) -- U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan, the D.C. jurist who oversaw the criminal case against former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, said Thursday he will take senior status, a form of semi-retirement that allows him to reduce his caseload and lets President Joe Biden appoint his successor.

In a brief letter to the White House, Judge Sullivan said he will transition to senior status effective April 3, and that he intends to "render substantial judicial service" to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

His transition after more than 36 years as a judge, including 26 years at the...

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