Veteran US judge to retire from bench in Nebraska

Aug 24, 2013

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A judge has announced his intention to retire after dispensing federal justice in Nebraska for more than 44 years.

Senior U.S. District Judge Warren Urbom said Thursday that he's sent a letter to President Barack Obama, telling the president that he'll step down from the bench in April.

The Lincoln Journal Star says Urbom told the president: "My term has been one of thorough happiness."

The 87-year-old Urbom says he reduced his schedule a few years back to three or four days a week. He says now it's time to quit.

What will he do with his free time? The judge says he doesn't know, "other than have a good time."

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