Chief Judge Mark L. Wolf’s announcement this week that he will retire from regular active service on the US District Court has already led to discussions about his legacy. But, in his very decision to move to senior status, a designation that allows him to oversee cases with a reduced docket and more time for travel, Wolf’s impact on the legal profession continues. By voluntarily stepping aside when many of his colleagues have not, he opens a seat on the prized court for a new generation of lawyers.
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