Monday, October 22, 2007

Some links

Here from the Newport News paper is a light-hearted report on the swearing in of Justice Goodwyn.

This story from the Norfolk paper tells that the anti-ice cream truck ordinance in Portsmouth has been deemed unconstitutional.

U.Va. reports here that Judge Wilkinson's daughter got a clerkship with Chief Justice Roberts.

Here's the New York Times take on the chaos among the parts of the government of the City of Richmond.

Last week, the Bristol paper had this obituary for Circuit Court Judge Aubrey Matthews, which said in part: "Judge Matthews received both his undergraduate and law degrees from Washington and Lee University. This education was separated by his Naval service in the 88th SeaBees Battalion during the South Pacific campaign of World War II. He practiced general law in Marion from 1948 to 1965, during which time he also served four years as Smyth County's commonwealth attorney. He was appointed to the 28th Circuit Court bench in 1965 and served until his retirement in 1986. He was the only Smyth Countian to be appointed as a circuit court judge in the twentieth century."

Judge Welsh told me that Judge Matthews never liked to write opinions.

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