The word is out that Judge Glen M. Williams is retiring altogether from his position as senior judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia. Judge Williams was appointed in 1976.
A few of the posts I have written about Judge Williams are collected here. It has been almost twenty years since my clerkship with him ended.
On getting old and deciding when to quit, he often retold some version of this story attributed to Justice Field.
I've heard that Judge Jones will take over the pending cases except for conflicts. One of our cases was reassigned last week from Judge Williams to Judge Turk.