In his e-mail, Posner wrote leaving the bench opens the way for him to assist Pixie, a Maine Coon cat who succeeded the late Dinah.
Pixie intends to run for president in 2020, Posner wrote in the e-mail.
As a judge, he clarified, he could not manage or otherwise participate in Pixie’s bid last year for the highest office in the land. Pixie lost to real estate mogul Trump, despite writers at the Above The Law blog endorsing the cat.
Posner plans to take a leading role in Pixie’s 2020 campaign.
“I am optimistic that by then the public will be fed up with human presidential candidates, whether named Trump or Clinton,” he wrote.