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Personal Reflections On The Honorable Robert R. Merhige, Jr.: A Judge, Mentor, And Friend, Mary Kelly Tate May 2018

Personal Reflections On The Honorable Robert R. Merhige, Jr.: A Judge, Mentor, And Friend, Mary Kelly Tate

University of Richmond Law Review

Twenty-six years—half my lifetime—have passed since I joined Judge Merhige’s court family as his law clerk. I attempt here to sketch my personal impressions, distilling what to me was most remarkable about Robert R. Merhige, Jr. Perhaps unsurprisingly, this dynamic man turned legendary judge—a man I revered from the moment I met him—is more vivid to me now than he was to my younger self.


Judge Merhige's Environmental Decisions: Expert Handling Of Groundbreaking Environmental Rulings And Complex Federal Jurisdictional Questions, Jim Vines May 2018

Judge Merhige's Environmental Decisions: Expert Handling Of Groundbreaking Environmental Rulings And Complex Federal Jurisdictional Questions, Jim Vines

University of Richmond Law Review

It is a special privilege for me to contribute to this edition of the University of Richmond Law Review honoring Judge Robert R. Merhige, Jr. Here, I seek to highlight his contributions to United States environmental law. In 1988 and 1989, I was one of two recent law school graduates who clerked for Judge Merhige (“please call me by my first name; it’s ‘Judge’”). The Judge was a larger than life figure. As a federal trial judge, historically important and intellectually challenging cases seemed to find their way into his court in a volume not matched in many other federal …


The Honorable Robert R. Merhige, Jr.: A Series On His Life And Career, Stephen N. Scaife May 2018

The Honorable Robert R. Merhige, Jr.: A Series On His Life And Career, Stephen N. Scaife

University of Richmond Law Review

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The Honorable Robert R. Merhige, Jr.: A Judge Ahead Of His Time, Wayne A. Logan May 2018

The Honorable Robert R. Merhige, Jr.: A Judge Ahead Of His Time, Wayne A. Logan

University of Richmond Law Review

When one thinks about it, it is really quite incredible: a Brooklyn-born son of Lebanese and Irish immigrants with a distinct New York accent, standing well under six feet tall, attends a small North Carolina college on a basketball scholarship; serves with distinction in a bombing squadron in World War II; graduates from the University of Richmond School of Law (paying his way by serving as a night librarian); excels at the practice of law in a city (Richmond) not renowned for its receptivity to Yankees; wins election as president of the city’s Bar; and upon being appointed to the …


The Conscience Of Virginia: Judge Robert R. Merhige, Jr., And The Politics Of School Desegregation, Robert A. Pratt May 2018

The Conscience Of Virginia: Judge Robert R. Merhige, Jr., And The Politics Of School Desegregation, Robert A. Pratt

University of Richmond Law Review

The United States Supreme Court’s 1954 landmark decision in Brown v. Board of Education declared that segregation in public education violated the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. For the millions of African Americans who had endured decades of separate and unequal schooling, this decision was a resounding reaffirmation of the nation’s commitment to equal justice under the law. But those who expected segregated schools to end overnight were in for a rude awakening. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (“NAACP”), which had led the legal assault against segregation since its founding in 1909, was encouraged …


Personal Reflections On The Honorable Robert R. Merhige, Jr.: A Judge, Mentor, And Friend, Mary Kelly Tate Jan 2017

Personal Reflections On The Honorable Robert R. Merhige, Jr.: A Judge, Mentor, And Friend, Mary Kelly Tate

Law Faculty Publications

Twenty-six years – half my lifetime – have passed since I joined Judge Merhige's court family as his law clerk. I attempt here to sketch my personal impressions, distilling what to me was most remarkable about Robert R. Merhige, Jr. Perhaps unsurprisingly, this dynamic man turned legendary judge – a man I revered from the moment I met him – is more vivid to me now than he was to my younger self.

Mercurial, energetic, and benevolently despotic, Judge Merhige was a man of extraordinary decency who cherished his vocation and the law. He was a World War II veteran …


Glimpses Of Marshall In The Military, Kevin C. Walsh May 2016

Glimpses Of Marshall In The Military, Kevin C. Walsh

Law Faculty Publications

Before President John Adams appointed him as Chief Justice of the United States in 1801, John Marshall was a soldier, a state legislator, a federal legislator, an envoy to France, and the Secretary of State. He also maintained a thriving practice in Virginia and federal courts, occasionally teaming up with political rival and personal friend Patrick Henry. Forty-five years old at the time of his appointment to the Supreme Court, Marshall has been serving his state and his country for a quarter century before he took judicial office. Marshall is an exemplar of professional excellence for all lawyers and judges. …


Harry L. Carrico And The Ideal Of The Lawyer-Statesman, Wendy Collins Perdue Jan 2013

Harry L. Carrico And The Ideal Of The Lawyer-Statesman, Wendy Collins Perdue

Law Faculty Publications

“Professionalism.” This is a word that will always be associated with Justice Carrico—not only because he was a consummate professional himself, but also because he was dedicated to assuring that all lawyers understood the full ethical, social, and behavioral implications of their role as lawyers. Under his leadership, Virginia became the first state to require all newly-admitted lawyers to take a day-long course in professionalism. It is a model that has been widely emulated around the country.


Meese, Edwin Iii (1931 - ), Gary L. Mcdowell Jan 2009

Meese, Edwin Iii (1931 - ), Gary L. Mcdowell

Jepson School of Leadership Studies articles, book chapters and other publications

U.S. attorney general. Born in Oakland, Calif., Meese received a B.A. from Yale (1953) and an LL.B. from the University of California, Berkeley (1956). After working at the Piedmont, Calif., Recreation Department, he became deputy district attorney in Alameda county, Calif., in 1959. In 1967, he joined the staff of Governor Ronald Reagan as legal affairs secretary, holding this post until 1969, when he became Reagan's executive assistant and chief of staff. He also served as the chairman of the Governor's Emergency Operations council during the urban and campus disorders of the 1960s and early 1970s.


Tribute In Honor Of Oliver W. Hill, Esq., Jonathan K. Stubbs Oct 2007

Tribute In Honor Of Oliver W. Hill, Esq., Jonathan K. Stubbs

Law Faculty Publications

Memorial tribute to Oliver W. Hill, pioneer Richmond civil rights attorney.


From A Cattle Ranch To The Supreme Court, Carl W. Tobias Jan 2003

From A Cattle Ranch To The Supreme Court, Carl W. Tobias

Law Faculty Publications

Review of Sandra Day O'Connor, Lazy B: Growing Up On A Cattle Ranch In The American Southwest (2002).


Justice Byron White And The Importance Of Process, Carl W. Tobias Jan 2003

Justice Byron White And The Importance Of Process, Carl W. Tobias

Law Faculty Publications

Justice Byron White exhibited acute sensitivity to process during his exceptional career on the Supreme Court. This essay affords several illustrations of that characteristic. One was his perceptive account of the Court's responsibility for amending the rules which mainly govern federal district court practice. The second was careful stewardship of a federal appellate court study authorized by Congress after the jurist had resigned. Another was his persistent dissents from denials of petitions for Supreme Court review. These examples relate to the three levels in the federal judicial hierarchy, and demonstrate Justice White's abiding concern for each constituent and the whole …


Charles Alan Wright And The Fragmentation Of Federal Practice And Procedure, Carl W. Tobias Jan 2001

Charles Alan Wright And The Fragmentation Of Federal Practice And Procedure, Carl W. Tobias

Law Faculty Publications

Memorial tribute to Professor Charles Alan Wright.


George Wayne Anderson (D. 1922), William Hamilton Bryson Jan 1998

George Wayne Anderson (D. 1922), William Hamilton Bryson

Law Faculty Publications

A brief, descriptive entry on George Wayne Anders, an attorney, who was born at Edgehill in Albemarle County, one of two sons and two daughters of Edward Clifford Anderson, a colonel in the Confederate army, and Jane Margaret Randolph Anderson, a granddaughter of Thomas Jefferson.


A Dedication To B.J. Brabham, Peter N. Swisher Jan 1996

A Dedication To B.J. Brabham, Peter N. Swisher

University of Richmond Law Review

The University of Richmond Law Review respectfully dedicates this issue to the memory of Professor B.J. Brabham, 1930-1995. Professor Brabham was a member of the faculty ofthe TC.Williams School of Law from 1973 until 1992 and is remembered here by colleague Peter Swisher.


A Tribute To Professor Willie Moore, Okianer Christian Dark Jan 1993

A Tribute To Professor Willie Moore, Okianer Christian Dark

University of Richmond Law Review

I first met Professor Willie Moore during the 1989-90 recruitment season for law faculty. Willie came to our law school to meet with the Dean, faculty and students. There was much excitement among the faculty concerning his visit to the law school. Many persons had already reviewed his credentials - valedictorian of his high school class; an honors graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; graduate of Yale University Law School; law clerk to Judge Damon J. Keith on the Federal Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; former associate at Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp in Los …


Remembering A.L. Philpott, Gerald L. Baliles Jan 1992

Remembering A.L. Philpott, Gerald L. Baliles

University of Richmond Law Review

The University of Richmond Law Review's dedication of its 1992 Annual Survey of Virginia Law to the late A.L. Philpott, Speaker of the House of Delegates, is a thoughtful and fitting tribute to a T.C. Williams alumnus and dear friend of the University, and a distinguished public leader in the life of the Commonwealth.


On The Passing Of A.L. Philpott, Theodore V. Morrison Jr. Jan 1992

On The Passing Of A.L. Philpott, Theodore V. Morrison Jr.

University of Richmond Law Review

With the passing of Albert Lee Philpott last year I lost my mentor, constant friend, and the source of the greatest influence on my service in public office.


A Tribute To A.L. Philpott, Lewis W. Parker Jr. Jan 1992

A Tribute To A.L. Philpott, Lewis W. Parker Jr.

University of Richmond Law Review

In 1973 I served in my first session of the General Assembly of Virginia. Prior to leaving for Richmond, I was advised to keep my mouth shut and to never, never raise the ire of A.L. Philpott. We had some problem in Mecklenburg County, and I introduced legislation to address it. As the bill was called on second reading, I shuddered as Mr. Philpott rose and asked the Speaker if I would yield for a question. He asked: "Does the gentleman realize the bill is in violation of the Constitution of Virginia?" Since I am not an attorney, I had …


Tribute To A.L. Philpott, Mary Sue Terry Jan 1992

Tribute To A.L. Philpott, Mary Sue Terry

University of Richmond Law Review

It is well known that for more than three decades, A.L. Philpott was an enduring political force in the General Assembly and a powerful influence in many aspects of life in Southside Virginia and beyond.


University Of Richmond Law Review Jan 1992

University Of Richmond Law Review

University of Richmond Law Review

No abstract provided.


Dedication, James R. Kibler Jr. Jan 1992

Dedication, James R. Kibler Jr.

University of Richmond Law Review

September, 1991 saw the passing of A.L. Philpott, loyal alumnus of the University of Richmond and The T.C. Williams School of Law, Speaker of the House of Delegates, and member of the Virginia General Assembly for thirty-three years. He was 72. Advocate, counsellor, legislator, A.L. Philpott embodied the notion of lawyer as public servant. His contributions to the development of Virginia law and public policy are legion. Perhaps chief among these were his commitment to improving codification of the Code of Virginia and his steadfast devotion to constitutional doctrine and individual liberties. In recognition of his many contributions to the …


A Tribute To Nina R. Kestin, Daniel T. Murphy Jan 1990

A Tribute To Nina R. Kestin, Daniel T. Murphy

University of Richmond Law Review

The University of Richmond Law Review respectfully dedicates this issue to the memory of Professor Nina R. Kestin, 1947-1989. Professor Kestin earned her law degree and masters degree in taxation from New York University. She practiced law in New York for several years before joining the faculty of the T.C. Williams School of Law here in 1976. Many students learned their tax law and professional responsibility principles from her during her 13 years of teaching. But Professor Kestin taught her colleagues and students much more than the law.


A Tribute To Nina R. Kestin, Daniel T. Murphy Jan 1989

A Tribute To Nina R. Kestin, Daniel T. Murphy

University of Richmond Law Review

The University of Richmond Law Review respectfully dedicates this issue to the memory of Professor Nina R. Kestin, 1947-1989. Professor Kestin earned her law degree and masters degree in taxation from New York University. She practiced law in New York for several years before joining the faculty of the T.C. Williams School of Law here in 1976. Many students learned their tax law and professional responsibility principles from her during her 13 years of teaching. But Professor Kestin taught her colleagues and students much more than the law.


Remembering Nina R. Kestin, Kenneth E. Powell Jan 1989

Remembering Nina R. Kestin, Kenneth E. Powell

University of Richmond Law Review

There are many people whose lives are different because Ricki Kestin was in it. I am one of those people. You will understand when I tell you that I did not want to speak today; that I did not want to tell you what I knew or thought or felt about Ricki.


A Love Of Excellence, Harry L. Carrico Jan 1988

A Love Of Excellence, Harry L. Carrico

University of Richmond Law Review

This is an address delivered by Harry L. Carrico, Chief Justice of the Virginia Supreme Court, at the T. C. Williams School of Law annual banquet honoring merit scholarship sponsors and recipients. At this banquet, Dean Joseph D. Harbaughpresented Justice Carricowith a plaque honoringhim for his unique and extensive contributions both to the legal profession in Virginia and to the T. C. Williams Law School.


Tribute: The Passing Of A Legal Legend, Ronald J. Bacigal Jan 1987

Tribute: The Passing Of A Legal Legend, Ronald J. Bacigal

University of Richmond Law Review

The University of Richmond Law Review respectfully dedicates this issue to the memory of Malcolm Ray Doubles, 1900-1987. Judge Doubles earned his B.S. degree at Davidson College and his law degree at the T.C. Williams School of Law. He practiced with the Richmond law firm of Carter, Crawford and Redd before leaving to become a full-time law professor at the T.C. Williams School of Law. He served as dean of the law school from 1930 to 1947 and from 1971 to 1972, and as Judge of the Hustings Court of Richmond from 1947 to 1965. The pages that follow serve …


A Dedication To Thomas A. Edmonds, Daniel T. Murphy Jan 1987

A Dedication To Thomas A. Edmonds, Daniel T. Murphy

University of Richmond Law Review

The Law Review dedicates this issue to Thomas A. Edmonds on the occasion of his resignation as Dean of the T.C. Williams School of Law. Dean Edmonds left Richmond in January, 1987, to assume his new responsibilities as Dean of the law school at the University of Mississippi. Tom and Martha Edmonds are from Mississippi, and Tom began his teaching career at the law school where he now serves as dean. In a sense this move is a return home for the Edmonds.


A Tribute To Willard I. Walker, Murray H. Wright Jan 1986

A Tribute To Willard I. Walker, Murray H. Wright

University of Richmond Law Review

The University of Richmond Law Review respectfully dedicates this issue to the memory of Willard I. Walker, 1929-1986. Judge Walker had served as a Virginia Circuit Court Judge for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit for more than ten years before his untimely death. He received his law degree from Washington and Lee University in 1956. Judge Walker practiced law in Charlottesville and Richmond, Virginia, before his appointment to the bench. As an adjunct faculty member, Judge Walker inspired law students at both the T.C. Williams School of Law and the University of Virginia. The pages that follow serve as a tribute …


A Tribute To D. Dortch Warriner, Theodore J. Burr Jr. Jan 1986

A Tribute To D. Dortch Warriner, Theodore J. Burr Jr.

University of Richmond Law Review

I first met David Dortch Warriner in the spring of 1976 when I called him at his Emporia, Virginia office to see if he had a position available in his law firm for a lawyer just out of law school. Although I had not met him prior to my call, I knew a little of him because he was a district chairman in the Republican Party of Virginia at the time.