Judge Kent A. Jordan has announced he plans to retire in January 2025, opening a path for a Delawarean to flip the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit to a Democratic majority.

According to the federal judiciary, Jordan gave notice of his plan to retire on May 7, and he plans to leave the bench on Jan. 15, days before a presidential inauguration. With one other current vacancy on the court, the currently majority-Republican Third Circuit could flip.