District judge Joseph J. Farnan Jr. has announced that he will retire from the bench on July 31st:
“After 25 years of dedicated service as a United States District Judge for the District of Delaware, and being fully eligible for retirement on June 15, 2010, the Honorable Joseph J. Farnan, Jr. today submitted his letter of retirement to President Barack Obama. Judge Farnan plans to leave his office on July 31, 2010 and return to the practice of law. During his tenure on the bench, Judge Farnan was pivotal in cementing the Court’s reputation as a national venue for complex litigation. His wit and unique perspective will be sorely missed by his colleagues, Court personnel and federal practitioners alike.”
The announcement can be found on the D. Del. website.