The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday unanimously reported to the full Senate the nomination of Virginia Supreme Court Justice Steven Agee to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) proclaimed, “The Senate is now poised to confirm Agee before the Memorial Day recess, breaking through years of delay….” Leahy did not [...]
Entries Tagged as 'Federal judges'
May 16th, 2008 · Comments Off · 4th Circuit, Federal judges
May 8th, 2008 · Comments Off · 4th Circuit, Federal judges
President Bush nominated federal district Judge Glen E. Conrad of Roanoke to a seat on the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday. The Associated Press has the story. Conrad has been a judge on the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia since 2003. From 1976 to 2003, he was a [...]
May 8th, 2008 · Comments Off · Federal Courts, Federal judges
Apparently, there are a lot of cases coming out of the Cumberland Gap National Historic Park, because the federal judges are calling for back-up in this order posted on the Western District’s website.
April 29th, 2008 · Comments Off · 4th Circuit, Federal judges, Politics, Supreme Court of Virginia
The nomination of Virginia Supreme Court Justice Steven Agee to the federal appeals bench has turned into a political football as U.S. senators wage their long-running battle over judicial nominations. Despite the wrangling, however, there is no suggestion that the prospects for Agee’s confirmation are threatened. The skirmishing plays out against a background of political [...]
March 14th, 2008 · Comments Off · 4th Circuit, Federal judges, Supreme Court of Virginia
President Bush yesterday nominated Virginia Supreme Court Justice G. Steven Agee to a seat on the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Agee would take the seat vacated by Judge J. Michael Luttig in 2006 when he left the court to take a job a Boeing. Bush previously nominated Richmond lawyer E. Duncan Getchell for [...]
February 11th, 2008 · Comments Off · Federal judges
Judge Walter D. Kelley Jr. will leave the federal district bench less than four years after he was appointed to the court. In a letter to President Bush today, Kelley said May 16 will be his last day as a judge. “I have reluctantly concluded that my professional interests and the needs of my family [...]