Friday, May 18, 2007

The Washington Post looks at the candidates for the E.D. Va. vacancies

In this article by Jerry Markon, the Washington Post looks at the seven names sent to the White House for the two vacancies on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

The article has a picture of Judge Jeri Somers, who is on the U.S. Civil Board of Contract Appeals.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Just back from EMLF institute

I went on Monday and Tuesday to the Energy and Mineral Law Foundation's conference in Charleston.

The highlights, in my view, were these:

1. The discussion of the Tawney case, the multi-million dollar gas royalty case, with comments from Thomas Lane and Tim Miller. (The earlier appellate decision from Tawney can be read here.)

2. The deed room talk from Davin Seamon, which I thought was delightful.

3. John Woodrum's retelling of the history of the Coal Act.

Law office seen at the beach in South Carolina

Talk about perpetuating stereotypes -