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  • Judge Shabaz Announces Retirement (Conservative and Cantankerous)

    10/10/2007 7:10:44 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 1 replies · 1,256+ views
    Madison.com ^ | October 10, 2007 | Kevin Murphy
    After 25 years on the bench, District Judge John Shabaz has asked President George Bush to seek his successor. Known as a conservative and cantankerous jurist, Shabaz, 76, will assume senior or part-time status if Bush's nominee is confirmed by the U.S. Senate by Jan. 20, 2009, the president's last day in office.By taking this course, it's possible, despite his denials, that Shabaz is looking to be able to withdraw his resignation if a conservative successor's nomination stalls in the Senate, according to attorneys familiar with the court. "This looks very conditional," said an attorney, who asked not to be...