Va.'s First Black U.S. Judge To Become Senior Judge - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Va.'s First Black U.S. Judge To Become Senior Judge

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia's first African-American federal judge will step down from full-time active status next year.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that U.S. District Judge James R. Spencer will become a senior judge on March 25, 2014.

The move from active status means the 64-year-old Spencer can take a smaller caseload.

Spencer was appointed to the federal bench in 1986 by President Ronald Reagan. He previously served as an assistant U.S. attorney in Richmond and in Washington.

 

Powered by WorldNow

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service