Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Judge Thomas going senior

Ninth Circuit Chief Judge Emeritus Sidney R.Thomas to Take Senior Status

Chief Judge Emeritus Sidney R. Thomas, of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, has informed President Joseph R. Biden, Jr., that he will assume senior status effective upon the appointment of his successor. In his letter to President Biden, Judge Thomas noted that it has been “a great honor and a privilege to serve as an active judge on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals for 26 years.” He recently celebrated the 26th anniversary of his appointment to the Ninth Circuit on March 11, 2022.

3/30 update: Today's DJ has 9th Circuit Judge Sidney Thomas Says He Plans To Go Senior:

  • Thomas, 68, is the seventh appointee of a Democratic president to announce he was taking senior status since Biden took office in January 2021.
  • The president now has three more vacancies to fill, because 9th Circuit Judge M. Margaret McKeown of San Diego and 9th Circuit Judge Andrew D. Hurwitz announced in January they are taking senior status.