3rd Circ. Judge, Trump's Sister, Stops Hearing Cases

Law360, New York (February 3, 2017, 2:01 PM EST) -- Third Circuit Senior Judge Maryanne Trump Barry, who is President Donald Trump’s older sister, decided this week to go inactive on the bench, relinquishing her staff and chambers despite being scheduled to hear cases this year.

Judge Barry, a 79-year-old Republican, has served on the federal appeals court since 1999, when President Bill Clinton nominated her. Inactive judges are still able to serve on court committees and reactivate their status.

The Third Circuit judge’s decision to stop hearing cases follows her brother’s unlikely run to the White House. Barry, who is nine years older than Trump, spoke in favor of her...

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