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Grassley requests update on investigation of federal judge

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Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa has asked the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals to update the committee on its investigation into the alleged misconduct by federal judge Mark Fuller.

Fuller is a judge on the United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama.  He was arrested in August 2014 on a state criminal charge involving allegations of spousal abuse.

“The judge’s alleged actions raise serious questions, and, if true, will significantly undermine his ability to serve in his current capacity,” Grassley said.

Federal law requires certain procedures to be followed when an investigation of a federal judge is initiated.  The Judicial Improvements Act requires a special committee appointed by the chief judge of the circuit court to produce a comprehensive written report complete with recommendations for appropriate action.

The text of Grassley’s letter is below.  A signed copy of the letter is here.