Chesapeake Circuit Judge S. Bernard Goodwyn was picking up his 12-year-old daughter from dance class last week when Gov. Tim Kaine called his house. His wife quickly relayed a message, and the governor told Goodwyn that he was going to be appointed to the Supreme Court.
He is the first justice from Hampton Roads in 49 years. The Virginian-Pilot has the story of yesterday’s press conference and appointment.