Friday, February 08, 2008

On the retirement of a Roanoke district court judge

The Roanoke paper has this fine account of Judge Julian Raney, which says in part:

"Raney's slender frame, bookish features and reserved manner belie a man who was mentioned in Sports Illustrated as the leading scorer in the Eastern Rugby Union while he played for the University of Virginia, and who overcame a fear of heights to train as a paratrooper before his tour of duty in Vietnam — which he volunteered for despite misgivings about the war."

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