U.S. District of Massachusetts federal bankruptcy Judge Robert Somma, who tried to rescind the resignation he tendered after a drunk driving arrest, will not return to the bench.

In a two-sentence press release issued on May 30, the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Somma is “leaving to pursue other endeavors” and that “the court appreciates the service that Judge Somma has rendered.” Somma’s attorney, Robert B. Carpenter of Carpenter & Associates in Boston, declined to comment but said his office may make a statement later this week.

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