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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 …


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

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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.


A Tribute To D. Dortch Warriner, Robert R. Merhige Jr. Jan 1986

A Tribute To D. Dortch Warriner, Robert R. Merhige Jr.

University of Richmond Law Review

On May 31, 1974, D. Dortch Warriner, an attorney from Emporia, Virginia, took the oath of office as a United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia. That solemn and auspicious occasion, which took place before the bench of the Circuit Court of Brunswick County, Virginia, was the genesis of twelve exciting and contributing years not only for Judge Warriner but for those of us, like myself, who came to know, admire, respect and love him.


A Tribute To E. Ballard Baker, Robert E. Shepherd Jr. Jan 1985

A Tribute To E. Ballard Baker, Robert E. Shepherd Jr.

University of Richmond Law Review

The Editorial Board of the University of Richmond Law Review respectfully dedicates this issue to the memory of E. Ballard Baker, 1918-1985. Judge Baker was a graduate of both Richmond College and the T. C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond. He served on the Henrico County Court bench from 1967 until his appointment to the new Virginia Court of Appeals in December 1984. Judge Baker was an active alumnus of the University of Richmond. He taught business law at the University and was recently inducted into the University's chapter of the Omicron Delta Kappa leadership society.


Legal Education In Virginia 1779-1979; Land Use Law: Issues For The Eighties, Lewis T. Booker, Susanne L. Shilling Jan 1982

Legal Education In Virginia 1779-1979; Land Use Law: Issues For The Eighties, Lewis T. Booker, Susanne L. Shilling

University of Richmond Law Review

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Tribute: Robert I. Stevenson, B.J. Brabham Jan 1981

Tribute: Robert I. Stevenson, B.J. Brabham

University of Richmond Law Review

Professor Robert I. Stevenson must retire from teaching after this academic year. Students and faculty here at the University of Richmond Law School are saddened by the prospect. Many have gone to him personally, urging him to stay on for just one more year (hoping, without doubt, to see that "one more year" stretch into many more years). All have come away disappointed. Bob Stevenson believes that mandatory retirement, at least in this profession, is a good thing. He has seen too many excellent teachers, judges, and the like, continue on the job long after their excellence has vanished. And …


Tribute: Robert I. Stevenson, Sally Yates Wood Jan 1981

Tribute: Robert I. Stevenson, Sally Yates Wood

University of Richmond Law Review

I remember a fellow T. C. Williams law student turning to me at the end of a school semester and remarking: "I really did learn alot in Mr. Stevenson's Products Liability class, and you know, I swear I don't know how." I certainly had to agree that I, too, had learned alot, and I knew that this had been the case in all the courses I had had under Mr. Stevenson. (While at T. C. Williams, I managed to enroll in every class offered by Mr. Stevenson.) I did chuckle, however, at my friend's bewilderment about how or why he …


A Tribute To J. Westwood Smithers, Robert R. Merhige Jr. Jan 1981

A Tribute To J. Westwood Smithers, Robert R. Merhige Jr.

University of Richmond Law Review

The Editorial Board of the University of Richmond Law Review respectfully dedicates this issue to the memory of J. Westwood Smithers, 1909-1981, member of the Law Faculty for thirty years and the first editor of the University of Richmond Law Notes, from which the University of Richmond Law Review developed.


Dedication: Robert I. Stevenson Jan 1981

Dedication: Robert I. Stevenson

University of Richmond Law Review

Robert I. Stevenson will retire from his position as Professor of Law at the University of Richmond School of Law at the end of the 1981-82 academic year. Mr. Stevenson joined the faculty of T.C. Williams in 1974 and since that time has shared his knowledge, his wit and his perspective with countless students who by chance or design enrolled in his courses. To acknowledge our deep appreciation for the contribution which Mr. Stevenson has made to the quality of legal education at T. C. Williams and to express our sense of loss at his impending departure, the Editorial Board …


Dedication - J. Westwood Smithers Jan 1979

Dedication - J. Westwood Smithers

University of Richmond Law Review

Mr. Smithers has been associated with the T. C. Williams School of Law for 50 years, both as a student and as a professor. Over the course of the half-century which has passed since he began his first year as a student in the old building on Lombardy Street, Mr. Smithers has served as example, mentor and friend to countless scores of students and attorneys both within and outside the state. He taught his last regular class at T. C. Williams last year, leaving behind a school saddened by his departure, yet richer for his service. The Editorial Board, therefore, …


J. Westwood Smithers, William S. Cudlipp Jr. Jan 1979

J. Westwood Smithers, William S. Cudlipp Jr.

University of Richmond Law Review

I first became acquainted with J. Westwood Smithers in the fall of 1929 when he entered the law school as a student in what was the morning division. I was then in my second year, but due to the small number which comprised the student body and the limited library facilities at that time, not many newcomers remained strangers for long, and West, as he came to be known, was certainly no exception.