The Roanoke paper had this article on the ceremony in which Judge Glen Conrad took his oath to become U.S. District Court Judge for the Western District of Virginia.
The article notes, among other things, that Judge Conrad passed the Senate by unanimous vote:
"In an age of sometimes contentious confirmation proceedings for federal judgeships, the U.S. Senate voted unanimously in September to approve President Bush's nomination of Conrad.
"He was the rare nominee ... about whom no one had anything negative to say," said Roanoke lawyer William Rakes, a former member of the Board of Governors for the American Bar Association. Rakes spoke during the ceremony for a member of the bar association's committee on the federal judiciary who could not make the ceremony."
Judge Conrad was introduced at the ceremony by Virginia Supreme Court Justice Cynthia Kinser, and the oath was administered by Judge James C. Turk of the W.D. Va., who created the vacancy filled by Judge Conrad when he took senior status earlier this year.