Kent's abrupt retirement shrouded in mystery

, The National Law Journal

The terms of former federal judge Samuel Kent's abrupt retirement following his guilty plea Feb. 23 to obstructing an internal investigation of sexual contact with a former courtroom deputy, remains shrouded in secrecy. Kent, who is 59, is not eligible for retirement under judiciary rules, which require a judge to be 65 and have at least 15 years service to retire. His only other option would be a disability retirement, which requires 5th Circuit Chief Judge Edith Jones to certify he is disabled and notify the president.

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