Via this WV Law Dog post, according to this report in the Charleston Gazette (registration required), attorney Mark Sadd is no longer in the running for the S.D. W.Va. judgeship made vacant by the death of Judge Charles Haden.
Evidently, some Republicans are wanting somebody else. One Republican is quoted as saying: "He does not have the temperament, the character or the background. He’s a real-estate lawyer." Ouch, what's up with that?
Mark Sadd and I both graduated in the 1986 class at U.Va., where among other things he was one of the big cheeses and I was one of the hangers-on at the now-defunct University Journal.