Sunday, February 02, 2003

In this opinion from the Fourth Circuit overruling the ban on mountaintop mining, Judge Niemeyer begins by noting that the opinion does not "present the question of whether mountaintop coal mining is useful, desirable, or wise." Mining advocates and opponents disagreed about the opinion, as shown here and here.
Virginia Lawyer's Weekly has this report on the state of ANLIR, the malpractice insurer formerly endorsed by the Virginia and Tennessee bars, following administrative action in Tennessee and Virginia.
The Kingsport Times has this report on the effort to fill the judicial vacancies in Lee, Scott, and Wise counties.