The Manhattan federal judge presiding over the Ghislaine Maxwell sex-trafficking trial will finish the case — even though she may be promoted to a position on a federal appeals court, she said Wednesday.
“I will continue to do my day job, which includes presiding over this trial until completion,” Judge Alison Nathan said in court Wednesday morning after reports of her possible promotion to the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals were published.
She added that she was “honored” at the possibility to serve on the appeals court.
In a statement Tuesday, US Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said he would recommend Nathan for the appeals court job, calling her an “outstanding” jurist.
Ghislaine Maxwell judge will finish trial despite possible promotionGhislaine Maxwell judge will finish trial despite possible promotion