Gov. Tim Kaine will appoint Chesapeake Circuit Judge S. Bernard Goodwyn to the Supreme Court of Virginia, according to the Associated Press.
The governor will hold a news conference this morning to introduce his choice.
Goodwyn, 46, will succeed Justice Elizabeth B. Lacy, who retired in August. Goodwyn will be the second African-American justice on the current court, joining Chief Justice Leroy Rountree Hassell Sr.