It looks like no judicial pension for Mr. Fuller, and coupled with his resignation that is the best result possible

Although you should read the entirety of it, here is the pertinent part of GOODLATTE & CONYERS STATEMENT ON JUDGE FULLER RESIGNATION issued by the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee:

When it became clear that the 11th Circuit would issue an order that Judge Fuller’s conduct could constitute grounds for impeachment, Judge Fuller decided to resign in shame. Once his resignation becomes effective, he will not qualify for either a judicial salary or be eligible for a judicial pension. If Judge Fuller does not resign on August 1st, as stated in his resignation letter, the House Judiciary Committee will consider whether impeachment is warranted once the Judicial Conference issues its final report.

Id. (Emphasis added by Kopf.)


H/t: How Appealing.

Mr. Fuller has done the honorable thing, even if there was an inducement


See Jada F. Smith, Federal Judge to Quit Post; He Faced Abuse Charge, New York Times (May 29, 2015).*

Even if his resignation was induced under 28 U.S. Code § 354(a)(2)(B)(ii) (“If the conduct of a judge appointed to hold office during good behavior is the subject of the complaint, action by the judicial council under paragraph (1)(C) may include—requesting that the judge voluntarily retire, with the provision that the length of service requirements under section 371 of this title shall not apply”), Mr. Fuller has done the honorable thing. For that, I applaud him.


*For prior posts on this subject, see here, here and here.

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