Thursday, May 29, 2003

Last regularly scheduled arguments before summer in Richmond's appeals courts

This week is the last week before summer of regular arguments in the Virginia Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. The Supreme Court's argument docket is here, and the Fourth Circuit's argument calendar is here.

An appeal in the Moussaoui case is being argued this in the Fourth Circuit this week, the outcome of which might be one more step towards determining whether Moussaoui will ever be tried in U.S. District Court.

Also this week in the Fourth Circuit is argument in the U.S. Cellular v. Montgomery County case, on appeal from the W.D. Va., concerning cellular tower siting, in that twilight zone where federal telecommunications law meets the state law of zoning.

In the Virginia Supreme Court, there are three cases from SW VA, including Estes Funeral Home v. Adkins from Wise County, with Carl McAfee arguing against Karen Mullins. The last time I saw Carl he was recovering from some kind of watersports injury, which says something, since he is at least 70. Carl McAfee is best-known as the lawyer for U2 pilot Francis Gary Powers (in 1961!).

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