Friday, September 30, 2005

New judge nominated for Southern District of West Virginia

The Gazette reports here that President Bush earlier this week nominated Thomas E. Johnston, age 38, the U.S. attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia, to succeed the late Judge Haden on the bench in the Southern District.

The article notes that among those who were said to be candidates for the job were two lawyers within the sphere of my acquaintance, broadly construed, and they are Mark Sadd from Charleston who was at U.Va. (and an editor of the University Journal) in my day and John Shott, a good man from Bluefield.

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