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Mark Wolf to step down as chief US judge

But will continue in senior status

US District Chief Judge Mark L. Wolf, known for bringing a keen legal mind to some of the highest-­profile cases the state has seen in recent years, announced Tuesday that he will step down from full-time status after 27 years on the bench.

Wolf said in a letter to President Obama that he will take senior status at the beginning of 2013, when his rotating tenure as chief judge for the district of Massachusetts ends. US District Judge Patti B. ­Saris is slated to become the next chief judge.

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