Provides a historical perspective on the reasons federal judges have left the bench. The study focuses on the fewer than 200 judges who, over the last 200 years, resigned from the bench for stated reasons other than age or health. The Center prepared the study for the National Commission on Judicial Discipline and Removal.
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Why Judges Resign: Influences on Federal Judicial Service, 1789 to 1992
January 1, 1993
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