Judge Charles Haden, most famous for his rulings against mountaintop mining, died on Saturday. The AP has this report, which notes that Haden was nominated at age 38 by President Ford in 1975. The Charleston Gazette has this report. Since he apparently had not taken senior status, President Bush will nominate a successor to Judge Haden.
The Charleston Gazette's series on the mountaintop mining decisions is online here. Interesting online articles about Judge Haden appear here, here, and here.