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Federal Judge James Beaty to take senior status in June

Posted By Sharon McCloskey On November 22, 2013 @ 3:06 pm In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

U.S. District Judge James A. Beaty, Jr., who serves in the Middle District of North Carolina in Winston-Salem, will take senior status [1] at the end of June, 2014, as confirmed by chambers.

Judge Beaty, the lone African-American federal district court judge [2] in North Carolina, was appointed by President Clinton in 1994 and served as chief judge for the district from 2006 to 2012. Before taking a seat on the federal bench, Beaty had served as a judge in Forsyth County Superior Court for 13 years.

By taking senior status, Judge Beaty can continue to receive his current salary but is not required to carry a full caseload. His seat, however, becomes vacant.

Beaty’s vacancy will be the second in the federal district courts in North Carolina, with the now 8-year vacancy in the Eastern District still in abeyance.

Although President Obama nominated Jennifer May-Parker for that seat back in June, U.S. Senator Richard Burr has failed [3]without explanation to support that nomination, leaving the likelihood of her confirmation in question.

Beaty’s decision to take senior status follows that of Maryland-based Fourth Circuit Judge Andre M. Davis [4], who announced that he will take senior status in February 2014.

 

 


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[1] senior status: http://www.uscourts.gov/JudgesAndJudgeships/JudicialVacancies/FutureJudicialVacancies.aspx://

[2] the lone African-American federal district court judge: http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/2011/10/12/still-waiting-for-integration/

[3] Richard Burr has failed : http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/2013/09/19/another-roadblock-for-the-eastern-district/

[4] Andre M. Davis: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/10/03/fourth-circuit-judge-andre-davis-to-take-senior-status/

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