LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - If Circuit Judge Jay Moody is confirmed for a federal judgeship in Little Rock, his father will have to end his tenure on the bench.
U.S. District Judge James Moody has served for 18 years and has taken senior status. He Moody says that he will retire and end his lifetime appointment if his son is named a federal judge.
James Moody is 73 years old and took senior status in 2008. He says the rules wouldn't allow a father and son to serve at the same time.
Jay Moody's nomination still has to go through the Senate Judiciary Committee and then would have to clear the full Senate.
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