Carl W. Tobias
Williams Professor of Law
Courses Taught Torts Products Liability Constitutional Law
Profile

Professor Carl Tobias holds the Law School’s prestigious Williams Chair and writes in a number of areas, with a particular emphasis on federal judicial selection. A prolific scholar, Professor Tobias is the author of over 120 law review articles and the author or co-author of more than 80 essays, commentaries, and other shorter works in law reviews. He has published in the country’s top law journals, including the Stanford, Columbia, California, and Cornell Law Reviews, among others. Professor Tobias is also a frequent commentator in the media and has written several hundred opinion pieces published in the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Christian Science Monitor, Slate and Politico, among other high-profile media outlets. He has served as a Legal Consultant to the Food and Drug Administration and the American Bar Association’s Commission on the Twenty-First Century Judiciary as well as a member of the District Court Local Rules Review Committee of the Ninth Circuit Chief District Judges Conference, the Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory Group for the U.S. District Court for the District of Montana, and the Study Committee to Review the Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure. Professor Tobias has been a member of the prestigious American Law Institute since 1994.

Memberships
Member, American Law Institute (1994-present)
Member, Civil Justice Reform Act Advisory Group, United States District Court for the District of Montana (1994-present)
Reporter, National Conference on Appellate Justice (2005)
Legal Consultant, ABA Commission on the Twenty-First Century Judiciary (2002-2003)
Member, Study Committee to Review the Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure (1999-2003)
Member, District Court Local Rules Review Committee, Ninth Circuit Judicial Council (1994-1997)
Reporter, Carnegie Commission on Science, Technology and Government, Task Force on Science and Technology in Judicial and Regulatory Decision Making, Data Collection Discussion Group (1992)
Legal Consultant, Administrative Conference of the United States (1990-1995)
Director, Montana Natural Resources Clinic (Environmental Law Clinic under National Wildlife Federation auspices) (1980-1982)
Legal Consultant. Office of General Counsel, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (1976-1982 - Summers)
Counsel, U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Separation of Powers, 1975
Counsel, Virginia Wetlands Study Commission and Virginia Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee, 1971 to 1972
Professional Experience
Williams Professor of Law (2004-present)
University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, Va.
Visiting Williams Professor of Law (2003-2004)
University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, Va.
Professor of Law (1998-2004)
William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nev.
Professor of Law (1975-1998)
University of Montana School of Law, Missoula, Mont.
General Civil Litigation and General Environmental Work (1972-1975)
Hunton and Williams, Richmond, Va.
Publications
Articles
Electing Justice Roush to the Supreme Court of Virginia, 72 Wash. & Lee. L. Rev. Online 360 (2015).
Marriage Equality Comes to Virginia, 2015 Wis. L. Rev. Forward 81 (2015).

Filling the D.C. Circuit Vacancies, 91 Indiana L.J. No. 1 (2015).

Filling the Federal Court Vacancies in a Presidential Election Year, 50 U. Rich. L. Rev. No. 4 (May 2016).

Filling the Federal Appellate Court Vacancies, 17 U. Pa. J. Const. L. Online 1 (2015).

Certiorari and the Marriage Equality Cases, 4 U. Mich. J. L. Ref. 28A (2015).

Marriage Equality Comes to Virginia, 49 U. Rich. L. Rev. 1193 (2015).

The Republican Senate and Regular Order, 101 Iowa L. Rev. Bull. Online.

Considering Patricia Millett for the D.C. Circuit, 4 Wake Forest L. Rev. Online 11 (2014).

Filling the District of Arizona Vacancies, 56 Ariz. L. Rev. Syl. 4 (2014). 
Salvaging the 2013 Federal Law Clerk Hiring Season, 91 Wash. U. L. Rev. 243 (2013).
Senate Gridlock and Federal Judicial Selection, 88 Notre Dame L. Rev. 2233 (2013). 
Tips for Capturing 2014 Federal Court Clerkships, 66 Vand. L. Rev. En Banc 145 (2013).
Justifying Diversity in the Federal Judiciary, 106 Nw. U. L. Rev. Colloquy 283 (2012). 
Filling the Fourth Circuit Vacancies, 89 N.C. L. Rev. 2161 (2011).
Diversity and the Federal Bench, 87 Wash. U. L. Rev. 1197 (2010).
A Fourth Circuit Photograph, 45 Wake Forest L. Rev. 1373 (2010).
Fourth Circuit Judicial Appointments, 61 S.C. L. Rev. 445 (2010).
Counsel, Virginia Wetlands Study Commission and Virginia Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee, 1971 to 1972
Postpartisan Federal Judicial Selection, 51 B.C. L. Rev. 769 (2010).
Filling Federal Appellate Vacancies, 41 Ariz. St. L.J. 829 (2009).
The Tragedy of the Commons: The Case of the Blue Crab, 19 S. Cal. Interdis. L.J. 73 (2009).
FDA Regulatory Compliance Reconsidered, 93 Cornell L. Rev. 1003 (2008).
Reconsidering Virginia Judicial Selection, 43 U. Rich. L. Rev. 37 (2008).
The Process Due Indefinitely Detained Citizens, 85 N.C. L. Rev. 1687 (2007).
Fourth Circuit Publication Practices, 62 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 1733 (2005).
Reviews
Improving Federal Judicial Selection, 44 U. Rich. L. Rev. 1173 (2010).
Unmasking Judicial Extremism, 43 U. Rich. L. Rev. 1175 (2009).
Questioning Quirin, 97 J. Crim. L. & Criminology 365 (2006).
In the News

Senate committee approves an Obama court appointee (not Merrick Garland) (The Charlotte Observer)
Thu., Jul. 14, 2016

Op-Ed: The Republican Senate leader and regular order (The Hill)
Thu., Jul. 14, 2016

Puhl nomination to U.S. appeals court takes step with senate panel OK (InForum)
Thu., Jul. 14, 2016

Time running out to get Indiana judicial nominees confirmed (The Indiana Lawyer)
Thu., Jul. 14, 2016

Virginia school board takes transgender bathroom case to U.S. Supreme Court (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Wed., Jul. 13, 2016

Tom Brady's latest petition is denied; 'Deflategate' suspension stands (The New York Times)
Wed., Jul. 13, 2016

10 more states sue U.S. over transgender policy for schools (The New York Times)
Fri., Jul. 8, 2016

Op-Ed: A new chief judge for the Fourth Circuit (The Washington Post)
Fri., Jul. 8, 2016

Op-Ed: N.J. judge awaits GOP-delayed vote while your civil case remains on hold (NJ.com)
Wed., Jul. 6, 2016

A new chief judge for the Fourth Circuit (USA Today)
Wed., Jul. 6, 2016

Though it acting at all is cause for celebration, Senate¿s slow going on Rossiter is just sad (Omaha World-Herald)
Tue., Jul. 5, 2016

Roger Gregory to take over as chief judge of 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Mon., Jul. 4, 2016

Supreme Court has been messing with Texas a lot lately (Houston Chronicle)
Sat., Jul. 2, 2016

FBI, Clinton talk for 3 1/2 hours over emails sent on private server (USA Today)
Sat., Jul. 2, 2016

Lynch to accept recommendation of FBI, career prosecutors in Clinton email probe (Los Angeles Times)
Fri., Jul. 1, 2016

Bob McDonnell might not learn his fate for months - unless U.S. drops prosecution (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Tue., Jun. 28, 2016

Towns in Texas, Arizona are battlegrounds in bathroom debate (AP)
Thu., May. 26, 2016

Wisconsin joins lawsuit over Obama bathroom rules for transgender students (Milwaukee-Wisconsin Jouranl Sentinel)
Wed., May. 25, 2016

States sue Obama administration over transgender bathroom policy (The New York Times)
Wed., May. 25, 2016

Paxton sues feds over transgender restroom access (Houston Chronicle)
Wed., May. 25, 2016

Beatty wins S.C. Supreme Court chief justice post (The State)
Wed., May. 25, 2016

11 states sue Obama over transgender bathroom directive (Politico)
Wed., May. 25, 2016

Almost 5,000 felons registered to vote after rights restoration (Richmond Times-Dispatch, via The Roanoke Times)
Tue., May. 24, 2016

Supreme Court rejects GOP challenge to Va. redistricting plan (The Hill)
Mon., May. 23, 2016

Death of Judge [sic] Scalia slows top American court (Learning English)
Sat., May. 21, 2016

McAuliffe budget veto could open door for Medicaid expansion (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Fri., May. 20, 2016

Virginia voter ID law upheld (WCVE)
Fri., May. 20, 2016

U.S. Senate panel hears from appeals court nominee (Wisconsin Public Radio)
Wed., May. 18, 2016

Appellate nominee gets hearing, confirmation still in doubt (Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel)
Wed., May. 18, 2016

Back in the Senate, Cruz could lay foundation for 2020 (Houston Chronicle)
Wed., May. 18, 2016

Loretta Lynch: America's new champion of equal rights (The Guardian)
Sat., May. 14, 2016

Local schools reviewing federal directives on transgender restrooms (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Fri., May. 13, 2016

Obama administration tells schools to do the 'right thing' on bathrooms for transgender students (Los Angeles Times)
Fri., May. 13, 2016

R.I. federal court nominee McElroy stalled in the U.S. Senate (Providence Journal)
Thu., May. 12, 2016

U.S. Senate panel to consider 7th Circuit nominee (Wisconsin Public Radio)
Thu., May. 12, 2016

Making sense of teh battle over HB2 (Miami Herald)
Wed., May. 11, 2016

Making sense of the battle over HB2 (The Fresno Bee)
Wed., May. 11, 2016

Cruz hints at comeback bid 'if circumstances change' (Houston Chronicle)
Tue., May. 10, 2016

Rival lawsuits filed in Justice Department vs. North Carolina battle over LGBT rights
Tue., May. 10, 2016

Feds sue North Carolina over transgender law (Politico)
Mon., May. 9, 2016

The GOP case against restoring felon rights (WVTF Radio)
Fri., May. 6, 2016

In South, defiance on bathroom laws shows signs of wavering
Thu., May. 5, 2016

HB2 ruling by feds surprises local legislators (Star News Online)
Thu., May. 5, 2016

Justice Department: HB2 violates federal Civil Rights Act (Greensboro News and Record)
Thu., May. 5, 2016

U.S. Justice Deparment: HB2 violates Civil Rights Act (The Charlotte Observer)
Wed., May. 4, 2016

Virginia Supreme Court weighs in on divorce equality (WVTF Radio)
Wed., May. 4, 2016

Volkswagen to buy back or repair nearly 600,00 vehicles in emissions scandal (The Guardian)
Thu., Apr. 21, 2016

Jacksonville magistrate judge appears highly qualified; confirmation to district judgeship appears unlikely (Florida Times-Union)
Tue., May. 3, 2016

Jury slaps J&J with $55M in damages in talcum-powder cancer case (FiercePharma)
Tue., May. 3, 2016

Johnson & Johnson faces 1,000 more talc-cancer suits after court loss in St. Louis (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
Tue., May. 3, 2016

J&J to pay $55 million after it loses second ovarian cancer case in a row (International Business Times)
Tue., May. 3, 2016

After losing $55M verdict in cancer case, Johnson & Johnson faces 1,000 more suits (Bloomberg, via Dallas Morning News)
Tue., May. 3, 2016

Virginia Republicans weigh court challenge to voting rights for felons (The New York Times)
Mon., May. 2, 2016

Democrats who have unloaded on GOP leaders for blocking Obama¿s request for $1.9 billion in funding to combat Zika have an ally: Rubio (The News-Press)
Sun., May. 1, 2016

Obama nominates UNLV law professor for federal court judgeship (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Thu., Apr. 28, 2016

Obama nominates Denver lawyer Regina Rodriguez to federal bench (The Denver Post)
Thu., Apr. 28, 2016

Baldwin, Johnson bitterly joust over appeals court vacancy (Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel)
Thu., Apr. 28, 2016

McAuliffe rejects GOP leaders' call for special session on voting rights for felons (The News Virginian)
Wed., Apr. 27, 2016

Voter ID laws upheld by U.S. court in North Carolina (Governing.com, via Tribune News Service)
Tue., Apr. 26, 2016

The meddler: inside the mind of Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring
Tue., Apr. 26, 2016

McDonnell gets his day at Supreme Court today (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Tue., Apr. 26, 2016

McAuliffe rejects GOP leaders' call for special session on voting rights for felons (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Tue., Apr. 26, 2016

Federal judge upholds law requiring voter ID in NC elections (Charlotte Observer)
Mon., Apr. 25, 2016

Ethics questions: Reconsidering the rules on gifts (WVTF Radio)
Mon., Apr. 25, 2016

Attorney general's office intervened in investigation into Jamycheal Mitchell's death (The Roanoke Times)
Mon., Apr. 25, 2016

Utah senators push for 1 Obama pick but not the other (AP, via KUTV)
Fri., Apr. 22, 2016

Gloucester County School Board requests full appeals court review of transgender ruling (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Fri., Apr. 22, 2016

Daimler launches probe into its own diesel emissions tests (CNBC)
Fri., Apr. 22, 2016

Volkswagen emissions cheat settlement short on specifics (Foreign Policy, via Chicago Tribune)
Thu., Apr. 21, 2016

Volkswagen reaches 'substantial' settlement to buy back, repair cars (USA Today)
Thu., Apr. 21, 2016

Volkswagen to buy back or repair nearly 600,00 vehicles in emissions scandal (The Guardian)
Thu., Apr. 21, 2016

Virginia school board wants review of judges' ruling for transgender teen (The News & Observer)
Wed., Apr. 20, 2016

Should transgenders only use bathrooms that correspond to gender on birth certificates? Appeals court says no (Norwalk Reflector)
Wed., Apr. 20, 2016

Gloucester transgender restroom case could affect North Carolina Law (WCVE)
Wed., Apr. 20, 2016

VW owners seek trial if there's no fix in emissions case (AP, via Chicago Tribune)
Tue., Apr. 19, 2016

Appeals court rules for transgender teen in Virginia bathroom case (The Charlotte Observer)
Tue., Apr. 19, 2016

'Plumbing new depths in the confirmation wars' (MSNBC)
Fri., Apr. 15, 2016

Obama nominates 3 federal judges for western Washington state (Charlotte Observer)
Thu., Apr. 14, 2016

Former Gov. McDonnell's attorneys prepare for Supreme Court hearing (WVTF Radio)
Thu., Apr. 14, 2016

Nebraska federal court nominee is stuck in Senate quagmire (Omaha World-Herald)
Wed., Apr. 13, 2016

Idaho joins long wait list as Senate fails to act on judicial nominees (The Wichita Eagle)
Tue., Apr. 12, 2016

Idaho joins long wait list as Senate fails to act on judicial nominees (Star-Telegram and News Tribune))
Tue., Apr. 12, 2016

Democrats complain about blockade of Garland, lower court nominations (CNN Politics)
Mon., Apr. 11, 2016

GM turning around ignition switch suits (Bloomberg)
Mon., Apr. 11, 2016

Republicans finally confirmed a judge. Is this Obama's last one? (Huffpost Politics)
Mon., Apr. 11, 2016

Do Virginia Legislators have an edge in the court? (Daily Press)
Sun., Apr. 10, 2016

It's not just the Supreme Court. Republicans are screwing lots of other courts too. (Huffpost Politics)
Fri., Apr. 8, 2016

Senate to vote Monday on Nashville judicial nominee (The Tennessean)
Fri., Apr. 8, 2016

GM settles ignition-switch case planned as bellwether trial (The New-York Times)
Thu., Apr. 7, 2016

J&J's vaginal-mesh costs may rise if $5 million deal is a guide (Bloomberg)
Wed., Apr. 6, 2016

Federal judge approves BP's $20.8 billion oil spill settlement (Houston Chronicle)
Mon., Apr. 4, 2016

GM wins two in a row in trial over crashes blamed on ignition flaw (Claims Journal)
Fri., Apr. 1, 2016

Grassley leads slowdown of judicial confirmations (The Des Moines Register)
Fri., Apr. 1, 2016

A U.S. jury just handed GM a major win in a New Orleans car crash trial (Reuters, via Fortune)
Wed., Mar. 30, 2016

VW said to risk missing court deadline for diesel accord (MSN.com)
Thu., Mar. 24, 2016

VW risks missing U.S. court deadline for diesel accord (Bloomberg Business)
Wed., Mar. 23, 2016

Starwood dumps Marriott deal for competing bid (USA Today)
Fri., Mar. 18, 2016

McConnell rejects Obama choice of Ky judge
Fri., Mar. 18, 2016

J&J slapped with $500M verdict in metal-on-metal hip implant case
Thu., Mar. 17, 2016

Obama picks centrist judge for Supreme Court (Financial Times - premium)
Wed., Mar. 16, 2016

Merrick Garland's stands on guns, Gitmo among his more controversial (US News & World Report)
Wed., Mar. 16, 2016

Bitter judgeship battle ends with election of McCullough (The Daily Progress)
Thu., Mar. 10, 2016

What will faulty ignition switches cost GM? (Bloomberg Business)
Thu., Mar. 10, 2016

Unusual process for choosing Virginia's judges (WTOP)
Thu., Mar. 10, 2016

Obama zeroes in on court pick (MSN.com)
Thu., Mar. 10, 2016

Cuccinelli no longer in consideratoin for Virginia Supreme Court (WAMU)
Wed., Mar. 9, 2016

Schapiro: House GOP's double standard on judges - and women (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Tue., Mar. 8, 2016

Assembly 2016: Roush appointment rejected by legislature (WCVE)
Thu., Mar. 3, 2016

Iowa judge Jane Kelly possible U.S. Supreme Court pick (The Des Moins Register)
Thu., Mar. 3, 2016

Source: Cedar Rapids judge being vetted for U.S. Supreme Court vacancy (The Gazette)
Wed., Mar. 2, 2016

McEachin threatens impeachment of local judge for misconduct (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Mon., Feb. 29, 2016

In appeal brief, McDonnell tells Supreme Court he didn't violate bribery laws (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Mon., Feb. 29, 2016

Supreme battle hopefully will bypass Erie vacancy (Erie Times-News)
Mon., Feb. 29, 2016

Tennessee judicial nominees could face delays (The Daily Herald)
Sun., Feb. 28, 2016

Toomey urges committee to approve judicial nominees (The Legal Intelligencer - premium)
Thu., Feb. 25, 2016

The legal question Burfoot asks (The Virginian-Pilot)
Thu., Feb. 25, 2016

Lucy Koh, who handled Apple-Samsung case, nominated to 9th Circuit federal judgeship (Silicon Valley Business Journal)
Thu., Feb. 25, 2016

Lucy Koh nominated for U.S. Court of Appeals in SF (SFGate)
Thu., Feb. 25, 2016

If I were Brian Sandoval, I'd probably pull my name off Obama's Supreme Court list, too (The Washington Post)
Thu., Feb. 25, 2016

Obama nominates SC Justice Beatty to be federal judge (The State)
Thu., Feb. 25, 2016

San Jose Judge Lucy Koh nominated to federal appeals court (San Jose Mercury News)
Thu., Feb. 25, 2016

Obama's sacrificial lamb: High-court pick to face long odds (AP, via Yahoo News)
Wed., Feb. 24, 2016

Tennessee judicial nominees could face more delays (Knoxville News Sentinel)
Mon., Feb. 22, 2016

Supreme Court to play key role in presidential, Senate races (TribLive)
Sun., Feb. 21, 2016

Senate still stalling on two TN federal judges (KnoxBlogs)
Mon., Feb. 22, 2016

Tennessee judicial nominees could face more delays (The Commercial Appeal)
Sun., Feb. 21, 2016

Republicans started a judicial vacancy crisis long before Scalia's passing (The Guardian)
Thu., Feb. 18, 2016

Beatty, Kitteredge take first step toward applying for SC chief justice post (The Herald and The State)
Wed., Feb. 17, 2016

What Obama wants in a nominee (The Hill)
Wed., Feb. 17, 2016

Sen. Toomey says a new president should pick a Scalia successor (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
Mon., Feb. 15, 2016

Scalia's death brings question of do or delay (The Gazette)
Tue., Feb. 16, 2016

Citizens give lawmakers an earful about congressional voting maps (WUNC)
Mon., Feb. 15, 2016

Supreme Court left deeply divided by death of Scalia (Financial Times - premium)
Mon., Feb. 15, 2016

Reid speaks to White House about Scalia replacement (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Mon., Feb. 15, 2016

How Scalia's death impacts Supreme Court's pending cases, future (San Francisco Chronicle)
Sun., Feb. 14, 2016

Biden may play important role in suggesting Scalia successor (Delaware News Journal)
Sun., Feb. 14, 2016

Scalia death sets up US Supreme Court battle (Financial Times - premium)
Sun., Feb. 14, 2016

Justice Scalia, longest-serving on high court, dies after hunting trip (Washington Times)
Sat., Feb. 13, 2016

McConnell: Next president should choose Scalia's successor (McClatchy DC)
Sat., Feb. 13, 2016

Obama nominates judge Abdul Kallon for U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals (AL.com)
Thu., Feb. 11, 2016

Senate confirms Leonard Strand as Iowa Northern District federal judge (The Gazette)
Thu., Feb. 11, 2016

Jim Webb won't make independent bid for White House (The Dallas Morning News)
Thu., Feb. 11, 2016

U.S. senate confirms Rebecca Ebinger as federal judge in Southern District (Ames Tribune)
Wed., Feb. 10, 2016

Lucas flip flops on Roush - twice in a day (WCVE)
Wed., Feb. 10, 2016

Mcauliffe gets Lucas to flip back and support Roush (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Tue., Feb. 9, 2016

U.S. Senate confirms Rebecca Ebinger as federal judge in Southern District (The Gazette)
Mon., Feb. 8, 2016

Hoeven undecided on Obama's ND judicial nominee (The Dickinson Press and In Forum)
Mon., Feb. 8, 2016

After gun ruling, Maryland may take assault weapons ban to U.S. Supreme Court (Governing.com)
Fri., Feb. 5, 2016

Rowan prayer ruling could come in two to three months (Salisbury Post)
Mon., Feb. 1, 2016

State GOP drops "loyalty oath" requirement for primary voters (Daily Press)
Sun., Jan. 31, 2016

Ducey joins push to split Arizona from 9th Circuit Court (KJZZ)
Thu., Jan. 28, 2016

U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee forwards R.I. Public Defender McElroy's nomination to full Senate (Providence Journal)
Thu., Jan. 28, 2016

Senate confirms N.J. attorney John Michael Vazquez to be federal judge
Wed., Jan. 27, 2016

Senate confirms N.J. attorney John Michael Vazquez to be federal judge (The Record)
Wed., Jan. 27, 2016

J&J to pay $120 million in its first big mesh settlement (Bloomberg Business)
Wed., Jan. 27, 2016

Federal appeals court to rule on North Carolina prayer at public meetings case (WCVE)
Wed., Jan. 27, 2016

Showdown this week on Governor's Supreme Court appointment (WCVE)
Wed., Jan. 27, 2016

Selby, Ong nominated for federal bench (The Indiana Lawyer)
Wed., Jan. 27, 2016

Prayer lawsuit on the docket for US Court of Appeals (WUNC)
Tue., Jan. 26, 2016

First GM Bellwether case dropped for fraud, hundreds more to go (Claims Journal)
Tue., Jan. 26, 2016

For GM in deadly-defect cases, it's one down, hundreds to go (Bloomberg Business)
Fri., Jan. 22, 2016

Judge dismisses GM's first ignition defect case (The New York Times)
Fri., Jan. 22, 2016

Judge encourages plaintiff to drop GM ignition-switch lawsuit (The Wall Street Journal)
Thu., Jan. 21, 2016

Trial over fatal ignition switch stars liar, GM will tell jury (Bloomberg Business)
Thu., Jan. 21, 2016

Embattled federal judge taking senior status (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Thu., Jan. 21, 2016

David Perdue blocks Latino judicial nominee (Atlanta Journal Constitution)
Thu., Jan. 21, 2016

GM ignition switch trial hits snag over fraud claims (The Detroit News)
Tue., Jan. 19, 2016

GM ignition-switch trial hits snag over real-estate fraud accusation (Automotive News)
Tue., Jan. 19, 2016

GM ignition switch trial hits snag over dream house 'fraud' (Bloomberg Business)
Tue., Jan. 19, 2016

Supreme Court to hear corruption appeal of former Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell (Washington Times)
Fri., Jan. 15, 2016

Senate judge battle keeps attorneys away from bench (Law360)
Fri., Jan. 15, 2016

U.S. Supreme Court to hear appeal of former Gov. Bob McDonnell(Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Fri., Jan. 15, 2016

U.S. courts 'mired ... in political gridlock" (GavelGrab)
Fri., Jan. 15, 2016

Judge denies preliminary injunction to block GOP loyalty oath (The Roanoke Times)
Thu., Jan. 14, 2016

Federal judge rules in favor of Republican loyalty pledge in Virginia (The Washington Post)
Thu., Jan. 14, 2016

Washington has mired courts in political gridlock - and justice is the victim (The Guardian)
Thu., Jan. 14, 2016

GM cites victim's painkillers in ignition-switch trial (Automotive News)
Thu., Jan. 14, 2016

Supreme tantrum (Slate)
Thu., Jan. 14, 2016

GOP "affiliation statement" in US District Court today (WCVE)
Wed., Jan. 13, 2016

Bellwether GM defective ignition switch cases began this week in federal court (Claims Journal)
Wed., Jan. 13, 2016

Obama nominates Indiana lawyers to federal bench (Courier-Journal)
Wed., Jan. 13, 2016

Pa. US courts still hampered by vacancies (The Legal Intelligencer)
Wed., Jan. 13, 2016

Here's who helps decide GM's fate in next 100 car crash cases (NorthJersey.com)
Tue., Jan. 12, 2016

Bipartisan Senate confirms first Latino Philadelphia judge for Third Circuit Appeals Court (Latin Post)
Tue., Jan. 12, 2016

Obama nominates Madison lawyer for 7th Circuit vacancy (Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel)
Tue., Jan. 12, 2016

Obama nominates Indiana lawyers to federal bench (IndyStar)
Tue., Jan. 12, 2016

Elect Roush to Supreme Court (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Tue., Jan. 12, 2016

Letter to the Editor: Legislators should keep Roush on Supreme Court (The Roanoke Times)
Tue., Jan. 12, 2016

Pastors who back Trump sue to block loyalty pledge in Va. primary (The News Virginian)
Thu., Jan. 7, 2016

Chipotle reports massive drop in sales and federal investigation after disease outbreaks (Washington Post)
Wed., Jan. 6, 2016

Purchase of Fredericksburg newspaper delights Doris Buffet (Work It, SOVA)
Wed., Jan. 6, 2016

US sues VW over emissions-cheating software in diesel cars (We Up It)
Tue., Jan. 5, 2016

Volkswagen shares fall on fears of bigger U.S. penalty (The Wall Street Journal)
Tue., Jan. 5, 2016

U.S. files civil lawsuit against Volkswagen for violating clean air laws (Business Green)
Tue., Jan. 5, 2016

US files civil lawsuit against Volkswagen for violating clean air laws (The Guardian)
Mon., Jan. 4, 2016

Volkswagen slapped with federal lawsuit in emissions-cheating scandal (The Washington Post)
Mon., Jan. 4, 2016

Justice Department alleges VW violated Clean Air Act (USA Today)
Mon., Jan. 4, 2016

Senate a major roadblock fo rnext president's Supreme Court picks (San Francisco Chronicle)
Sun., Jan. 3, 2016

Purchase of Virginia paper delights Doris Buffet (Omaha World-Herald)
Sun., Jan. 3, 2016

How many black men are federal judges in Obama's hometown? Zero. (Chicago Business)
Sat., Jan. 2, 2016

Letter to the editor Re: "Unblock this nomination - Let ambassador designee assume job in Mexico" (The Dallas Morning News)
Fri., Jan. 1, 2016

Chairman Grassley oversees "worst year for judicial confirmations in over half a century" (Bleeding Heartland)
Wed., Dec. 30, 2015

Opinion: The grinch who stole the federal courts (Courier-Journal)
Wed., Dec. 30, 2015

One of the biggest losers of 2015 was an entire branch of government (Huffington Post Politics)
Wed., Dec. 30, 2015

With Grassley's help, two Iowa federal judge nominees leapfrog Nebraska's (Omaha World-Herald)
Mon., Dec. 21, 2015

VW names Kenneth Feinberg to oversee fund for claims on emissions deception (The New York Times)
Fri., Dec. 18, 2015

Two Iowa federal judge nominees will get floor vote in February (The Gazette)
Fri., Dec. 18, 2015

Senate confirms Robert Capers as U.S. Attorney for Eastern District of New York (The New York Times)
Wed., Dec. 16, 2015

New U.S. attorneys get final approval (Virginia Lawyers Weekly)
Tue., Dec. 15, 2015

Nominations for U.S. attorneys of Virginia's Easter, Western districts advance (The Daily Progress)
Tue., Dec. 15, 2015

Fishwick's bid for U.S. attorney advances through Senate committee (The Roanoke Times)
Thu., Dec. 10, 2015

Restrepo vote set, district nominees may face long road (The Legal Intelligencer)
Thu., Dec. 10, 2015

Senate panel hears from nominee for Erie federal court (Erie Times-News)
Thu., Dec. 10, 2015

Reed, Whitehouse praise McElroy's integrity as public defender during nomination hearing for federal bench (Providence Journal)
Wed., Dec. 9, 2015

Federal prosecutors argue against the Supreme Court's hearing McDonnell appeal (WCVE)
Wed., Dec. 9, 2015

GOP lawmakers ask federal 3-judge panel to put redistricting map on hold (WCVE)
Wed., Dec. 9, 2015

U.S. urges Supreme Court to reject McDonnell appeal (The Roanoke Times)
Tue., Dec. 8, 2015

9th Circuit Chief Judge Thomas appointed to judiciary executive committee (Billings Gazette)
Mon., Dec. 7, 2015

Mayor Berke's former chief of staff unanimously confirmed as federal judge (Times Free Press)
Mon., Dec. 7, 2015

Restrepo skipped in latest Senate confirmation vote (The Legal Intelligencer)
Fri., Dec. 4, 2015

Russion national sentenced to life plus 30 years for attack against American forces in Afghanistan (WCVE)
Fri., Dec. 4, 2015

Russian jihadist Hamidullin sentenced to life, tells judge, 'I do not accept your law' (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Thu., Dec. 3, 2015

Toomey moves to fill 3 vacancies for federal judge (AP via Tribune-Review)
Wed., Dec. 2, 2015

Thanksgiving and judicial appointments (The Hill)
Fri., Nov. 28, 2014

Federal courts need more judges. Here's how the 'judicial crisis' traces back to Texas. (Texas Public Radio)
Tue., Dec. 1, 2015

Obama judicial nominees in limbo as 'nuclear option' backfires on Democrats (The Washington Times)
Wed., Nov. 25, 2015

Takata's 10% bond yield deemed insufficient after Honda rebuke (Bloomberg Business)
Mon., Nov. 23, 2015

Happy birthday, Restrepo nomination! (CA3blog)
Fri., Nov. 13, 2015

Confirming Judge Restrepo to the third circuit (The Hill)
Fri., Nov. 13, 2015

One year after nomination, Restrepo still not confirmed (The Legal Intelligencer)
Fri., Nov. 13, 2015

Ruling could expose GM to large verdicts in ignition cases (AP via Cleveland.com)
Tue., Nov. 10, 2015

VW admission sugests cheats went much further than emissions (BusinessGreen)
Wed., Nov. 4, 2015

Vote delayed on nomination of Bergen County Counsel to be federal judge (NorthJersey.com)
Thu., Oct. 29, 2015

Hastert's sweet deal (Politico)
Thu., Oct. 29, 2015

Senate confirms Lawrence Vilardo to federal bench (Democrat & Chronicle)
Mon., Oct. 26, 2015

BP's spill costs are clearer as it prepares to report earnings (Houston Chronicle)
Fri., Oct. 23, 2015

Federal Iowa judicial nominees pass through Senate Judiciary Committee (The Gazette)
Wed., Oct. 21, 2015

UVA student Martese Johnson files three million dollar lawsuit against ABC agents (WCVE)
Wed., Oct. 21, 2015

River groups barred from entering uranium lawsuit (The Roanoke Times and The Danville Register & Bee)
Mon., Oct. 19, 2015

Volkswagen to recall 8.5 million cars in Europe affected by emissions cheating software (The World Today - ABC Australia)
Fri., Oct. 16, 2015

River basin groups could appeal denial to enter uranium case, UR professor says (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Thu., Oct. 15, 2015

Two Iowa federal judge nominees go before Senate Judiciary Committee next week (The Gazette)
Thu., Oct. 15, 2015

Volkswagen to Recall 8.5 Million Vehicles in Europe (The New York Times)
Thu., Oct. 15, 2015

Germany orders mandatory recall of VW¿s scandal-hit cars (Financial Times)
Thu., Oct. 15, 2015

Editorial: Senate should quickly confirm judicial nominees (Knoxville News Sentinel)
Fri., Oct. 9, 2015

Obama nominates 2 for US attorney jobs in Virginia (Virginia Lawyers Weekly)
Thu., Oct. 8, 2015

Supreme Court declines to hear George Huguely appeal (Wtop)
Mon., Oct. 5, 2015

Political eyes on John Roberts as new Supreme Court term begins (Washington Times)
Mon., Oct. 5, 2015

Supreme Court rejects hearing Huguely appeal in Yeardley Love death (The Baltimore Sun)
Mon., Oct. 5, 2015

UVa lacrosse player Huguely asks Supreme Court to take up murder conviction (The Roanoke Times)
Sun., Oct. 4, 2015

Tennessee judicial nominees caught in Senate logjam (The Memphis Commercial Appeal)
Sun., Oct. 4, 2015

U.S. Senate schedules confirmation vote for Fresno judge nominee (The Fresno Bee)
Fri., Oct. 2, 2015

Tennessee judicial vacancies caught in Senate logjam (The Tennessean)
Wed., Sep. 30, 2015

Tenn. senators back Stanton in judicial confirmation hearing (The Memphis Commercia Appeal)
Wed., Sep. 30, 2015

Was Matthias Müller in den Griff bekommen muss (Wirtschafts Woche)
Fri., Sep. 25, 2015

Peanut company CEO receives 28-year-sentence over salmonella outbreak (Youth Health Magazine)
Thu., Sep. 24, 2015

Martin Winterkorn resigns as VW boss over emissions scandall (Financial Times)
Wed., Sep. 23, 2015

Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn resigns amid scandal (USA Today)
Wed., Sep. 23, 2015

Wir haben Mist gebaut (Wirtschafts Woche)
Tue., Sep. 22, 2015

Taxpayers duped into shelling out $51M in green subsidies for 'clean' VW vehicles (EnergyBiz News Service)
Tue., Sep. 22, 2015

28 years for salmonella (CNN)
Tue., Sep. 22, 2015

It took EPA pressure to get VW to admit fault (The New York Times)
Mon., Sep. 21, 2015

For first time, company owner faces life sentence for food poisoning outbreak (Fox6Now)
Mon., Sep. 21, 2015

GM still faces exposure in flawed ignition switch suits that seek billions (Claims Journal)
Mon., Sep. 21, 2015

Volkswagen executives face criminal charges (Business First Magazine)

VW 'clean diesel' scheme exposed as criminal charges weighed (Bloomberg Business)
Fri., Sep. 18, 2015

FDA asks Phizer for Zoloft label update highlighting birth defect risks (FiercePharma)
Fri., Sep. 18, 2015

Four firms work on Altice-Cablevision deal: business of law (Bloomberg Business)
Fri., Sep. 18, 2015

Prosecutors, not regulators, are the new enforcers of automotive safety (Los Angeles Times)
Thu., Sep. 17, 2015

GM settles shareholder suit but ignition switch exposure not over (Insurance Journal)
Thu., Sep. 17, 2015

Phizer Weighing FDA request to change Zoloft's warnings (Bloomberg Business)
Thu., Sep. 17, 2015

GM still facing ignition liability in suits seeking billions (Bloomberg Business)
Thu., Sep. 17, 2015

GM faces paying more than $1.5bn over fatal ignition switch fault (Financial Times)
Thu., Sep. 17, 2015

Prosecutors, not regulators, are the new enforcers of automotive safety (Los Angeles Times)
Thu., Sep. 17, 2015

DuPont lawyers' words haunt company in Ohio toxic water trial (Bloomberg Business)
Tue., Sep. 15, 2015

President nominates Iowa district judge for next federal judge (The Gazette)
Tue., Sep. 15, 2015

Rowan County marriage license saga appears to reach a conclusion (WFPL)
Mon., Sep. 14, 2015

How a New Jersey bridge scandal led to downfall of a Chicago CEO (Chicago Tribune)
Thu., Sep. 10, 2015

Cruz stsops in Kentucky to back jailed court clerk (Houston Chronicle)
Tue., Sep. 8, 2015

Kentucky clerk, acting on God's authority, is jailed (Background Briefing with Ian Masters)
Thu., Sep. 3, 2015

Deputy clerks in Kentucky say yes to same-sex marriage licenses but their boss says no (Los Angeles Times)
Thu., Sep. 3, 2015

She did it again: Kentucky clerk refuses marriage license to gay couple (Los Angeles Times)
Wed., Sep. 2, 2015

U.S. Attorney says Kim Davis should comply (The Courier-Journal)
Wed., Sep. 2, 2015

Kentucky clerk still won't issue same-sex marriage licenses (The Wall Street Journal)
Wed., Sep. 2, 2015

Kentucky clerk defies Supreme Court on same-sex marriage and could be held in contempt (Los Angeles Times)
Tue., Sep. 1, 2015

Kentucky clerk offers a few ways to get out of jail and refuse marriage licenses to gays (Los Angeles Times)
Tue., Sep. 1, 2015

U.S. Supreme Court says McDonnell can remain free ... for now (WCVE)
Tue., Sep. 1, 2015

Rowan clerk Kim Davis loses Supreme Court fight (The Courier-Journal)
Tue., Sep. 1, 2015

McDonnell can stay out of prison while U.S. Supreme Court considers his case (Daily Press)
Mon., Aug. 31, 2015

U.S. Supreme Court lets Mcdonnell stay free for now (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Mon., Aug. 31, 2015

Supreme Court gives McDonnell freedom--for now (WCVE)
Mon., Aug. 31, 2015

Odds long for McDonnell bail (The Daily Progress)
Mon., Aug. 31, 2015

Kentucky clerk court-ordered to issue gay marriage licenses (Tribune News Service via Governing.com)
Thu., Aug. 27, 2015

Carmakers sued over keyless ignitions that leave engines on (Bloomberg Business)
Wed., Aug. 26, 2015

Obama agenda and legacy in the hands of federal judges (Washington Times)
Wed., Aug. 26, 2015

Appeals court declines to delay order requiring Rowan County clerk to issue marriage licenses (Lexington Herald-Leader)
Wed., Aug. 26, 2015

Prosecutors respond to McDonnell's last-ditch attempt to stay out of prison (WAMU)
Wed., Aug. 26, 2015

U.S. Supreme Court says McDonnell can remain free while it considers filings (Richmond Times-Dispatch and The Roanoke Times)
Mon., Aug. 24, 2015

Valeant acquiring Raleigh-based Sprout for $1 billion (The Charlotte Observer & The News & Observer)
Thu., Aug. 20, 2015

Court: Ex-Virginia governor can't remain free during appeal (WAMU)
Thu., Aug. 20, 2015

Supreme Court stands between McDonnell and prison (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Thu., Aug. 20, 2015

As options run out, ex-Virginia gov. turns to Supreme Court (AP, via ABC News)
Thu., Aug. 20, 2015

General Assembly adjourns, leaving judge in place and redistricting up to a federal court (WCVE)
Tue., Aug. 18, 2015

In moving forward, a look back at Xarelto (Lawyers and Settlements)
Sun., Aug. 16, 2015

And justices for all (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Sat., Aug. 15, 2015

Takeda Actos settlement seems shaky as plaintiffs give it the sniff test (FiercePharma)
Fri., Aug. 14, 2015

Williams: Defusing of volatile situations saves lives (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Thu., Aug. 13, 2015

McDonnell asks to remain free pending appeal to U.S. Supreme Court (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Thu., Aug. 13, 2015

Takeda's $2.37 billion diabetes drug accord endangered (Bloomberg business)
Thu., Aug. 13, 2015

Wilhelmina Wright's chances in Congress for federal judgeship said to be good (Star Tribune)
Thu., Aug. 13, 2015

McDonnell request for ful court to hear appeal is denied (WCVE)
Tue., Aug. 11, 2015

Bob McDonnell's request for hearing denied by 4th Circuit Court, will appeal to Supreme Court (WTVR 6)
Tue., Aug. 11, 2015

Va. ex-gov appealing convictions to Supreme Court (USA Today - The Associated Press)
Tue., Aug. 11, 2015

Va. governor McDonnell, again
Tue., Aug. 11, 2015

Federal Taliban conviction raises questions (WCVE)
Mon., Aug. 10, 2015

Tony Stewart sued for wrongful death (Detroit Free Press - USA Today)
Sat., Aug. 8, 2015

Tony Stewart sued by dead racer's family (CNN)
Fri., Aug. 7, 2015

Kevin Ward's family files suit against Tony Stewart
Fri., Aug. 7, 2015

Virginia Uranium, Inc., turns to courts to overturn mining ban (WCVE)
Thu., Aug. 6, 2015

Bard said to pay $200 million to settle vaginal-mesh cases (Bloomberg Business)
Tue., Aug. 4, 2015

Governor slams GOP plan to oust his pick from Va. Supreme Court (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Mon., Aug. 3, 2015

Grassley continues confirmation wars on judges (The Des Moines Register)
Fri., Jul. 31, 2015

Federal judge allows Virginia to stop issuing Confederate license plates (USA Today)
Fri., Jul. 31, 2015

Confirm Judge Restrepo (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
Thu., Jul. 30, 2015

McAuliffe to appoint Roush to state Supreme Court (WCVE)
Mon., Jul. 27, 2015

Anthem to buy Cigna for $54 billion, creating nation's largest insurer (Los Angeles Times)
Fri., Jul. 24, 2015

McDonnell asks full 4th Circuit to reconsider his appeal (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Fri., Jul. 24, 2015

McAuliffe to name Roush to state Supreme Court (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Sun., Jul. 19, 2015

McDonnell's next move (Virginian Pilot)
Sun., Jul. 19, 2015

Justices Roberts, Kennedy fall from GOP favor after recent Supreme Court decisions (Washington Times)
Wed., Jul. 15, 2015

Judicial conference declares 'judicial emergency' in Idaho, which has only 1 federal judge on bench (ABA Journal)
Wed., Jul. 15, 2015

Idaho court vacancy called 'judicial emergency' (The Spokesman-Review)
Wed., Jul. 15, 2015

Delay in replacing federal judge not fair to Lodge, bad for system; says senators at fault (The Spokesman-Review)
Tue., Jul. 14, 2015

Fedreal courts declare 'judicial emergency' in Idaho (The Spokesman-Review)
Tue., Jul. 14, 2015

Russian Taliban fighter must face trial in U.S. (WCVE)
Tue., Jul. 14, 2015

Senate Congressional Record
Mon., Jul. 13, 2015

Richmond, Taliban can be prosecuted in Richmond, judge rules (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Mon., Jul. 13, 2015

Committee advances Judge Luis Felipe Restrepo's nomination (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
Fri., Jul. 10, 2015

Senate confirms first Latina to federal court of appeals, Latino judge Luis Felipe Restrepo awaits confirmation vote (Latin Post)
Fri., Jul. 10, 2015

Obama's amnesty orders await fresh blow in federal court (Newsmax)
Fri., Jul. 10, 2015

Federal judge rules against Redskins in trademark cancellation suit (WCVE)
Thu., Jul. 9, 2015

Travis McDonough's federal judgeship nomination passes Senate judiciary committee (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
Thu., Jul. 9, 2015

Sons of Confederate Veterans join court battle over license plates (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Thu., Jul. 9, 2015

Fill the U.s. Court of Federal Claims vacancies (The Hill)
Thu., Jul. 9, 2015

Landmark court rulings can expose society's fault lines (San Antonio Express-News)
Mon., Jul. 6, 2015

Confirmation of judges gets bogged down in Congress (Philadelphia Inquirer)
Mon., Jul. 6, 2015

Obama's immigration orders face dim outlook at federal court (The Hill)
Fri., Jul. 10, 2015

Gay marriage debate shifts to focus on religious freedoms (Houston Chronicle)
Sat., Jul. 4, 2015

DoJ launches probe of high airline fares (Financial Times)
Wed., Jul. 1, 2015

"Sons of confederate veterans to fight order to remove confederate flag license plates (WCVE)
Wed., Jul. 1, 2015

State resistance to marriage ruling dissipates (Baptist Press)
Mon., Jun. 29, 2015

As gays celebrate, opponents retrench (The Columbus Dispatch)
Sat., Jun. 27, 2015

Some gay marriage opponents balk, while couples rush to wed (AP, via Philly.com)
Sat., Jun. 27, 2015

Judge overturns $418,000 award for Virginia Beach business (The Virginian-Pilot)
Thu., Jun. 25, 2015

Texas officials vow to make religious liberty 'the next fight'
Fri., Jun. 26, 2015

Two counties out of marriage business for good after Supreme Court ruling (AL.com)
Fri., Jun. 26, 2015

Supreme Court expected to rule for gay marriage (Richmond Times-Dispatch vai The Roanoke Times)
Sun., Jun. 21, 2015

Agreement reached to keep Sweet Briar open (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Sat., Jun. 20, 2015

Agreement reached to keep Sweet Briar open (The Washington Post)
Sat., Jun. 20, 2015

AIG bailout trial: a partial moral victory (Marketplace)
Mon., Jun. 15, 2015

Seven apply for SCOVA Vacancy (WCVE)
Fri., Jun. 19, 2015

George Huguely V. appeals murder conviction to U.S. Supreme Court (The Washington Post)
Wed., Jun. 17, 2015

Huguely asks Supreme Court to review Yeardley Love murder case (Styrk)
Wed., Jun. 17, 2015

Ex-AIG chief wins bailout suit, but gets no damages (The New York Times)
Mon., Jun. 15, 2015

Texas abortion sonogram law not affected by SCOTUS ruling (Houston Chronicle)
Mon., Jun. 15, 2015

Plaintiffs bring racketeering claims against GM in ignition suits (The Wall Street Journal)
Sat., Jun. 13, 2015

Alabama could see same-sex marriages as soon as U.S. Supreme Court rules this month (Alabama Media Group)
Sat., Jun. 13, 2015

Obama nominates Omaha attorney Rossiter to federal bench in Nebraska (Omaha.com)
Fri., Jun. 12, 2015

Democrats challenge Va. photo ID law in court (The Daily Progress)
Thu., Jun. 11, 2015

Obama nominates Superior Court judge from Bergen County to federal court (The Record)
Thu., Jun. 11, 2015

Senate judicial confirmation hearing: Luis Felipe Restrepo undergoes nomination hearing as Kara Farnandez Stoll awaits vote (Latin Post)
Thu., Jun. 11, 2015

Same-sex marriage opposition won't get anyone elected president - it may block their path (HuffPost Politics)
Thu., Jun. 11, 2015

McDonough's Senate Judiciary hearing a 'love fest" on road to confirmation (Chatanooga Times Free Press)
Thu., Jun. 11, 2015

Nashville attorney gets bipartisan support for judgeship (The Tennessean)
Wed., Jun. 10, 2015

Va. Supreme Court opens door to halt Sweet Briar closing (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Tue., Jun. 9, 2015

Supreme Court offers hope for Sweet Briar backers (Virginia Lawyers Weekly)
Tue., Jun. 9, 2015

GM's Barra confirms interview with fed investigators (The Detroit News)
Tue., Jun. 9, 2015

Obama blasts Supreme Court for accepting challenge to health care law (The Washington Times)
Mon., Jun. 8, 2015

Obama's frustration with courts bursts into public view (The Hill)
Mon., Jun. 8, 2015

Federal judge to asses damages in Chinese drywall lawsuit (NPR)
Mon., Jun. 8, 2015

We bailed you out, and now you want what? (The Washington Post)
Sun., Jun. 7, 2015

3rd Congressional District again deemed unconstitutional (Daily Press)
Fri., Jun. 5, 2015

Three-judge panel rules Virginia must redraw congressional map (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Fri., Jun. 5, 2015

Senate panel approves judge for California courthouse (Bradenton Herald)
Thu., Jun. 4, 2015

ODBA takes a look at judicial selection (Virginia Lawyers Weekly)
Thu., Jun. 4, 2015

Federal appeals court leaves hold on Obama's immigration orders (NPR The Two-Way)
Tue., May. 26, 2015

Senate panel approves judge for Fresno courthouse (McClatchy Washington Bureau)
Thu., Jun. 4, 2015

Appeals court panel rules against Obama on immigration (San Antonio Express-News)
Tue., May. 26, 2015

Hearing next week for Pa. appeals court nominee
Wed., Jun. 3, 2015

Prosecution of GM may let corporate bosses off the hook (Yahoo News)
Mon., Jun. 1, 2015

Preet Bharara, GM's foe in ignition switch probe, rarely loses (Detroit Free Press)
Sat., May. 30, 2015

Lumber Liquidators Chief Robert Lynch Resigns (The New-York Times)
Thu., May. 21, 2015

Takata's murky question (National Law Journal)
Wed., May. 20, 2015

Sweet Briar talks go long, more planned (Virginia Lawyers Weekly)
Tue., May. 19, 2015

Texas Republicans could take new stand on same-sex marriage (AP - ABC News)
Wed., May. 13, 2015

Sweet Briar president won't preside at commencement
Fri., May. 15, 2015

Some developments go Bob McDonnell's way as ex-Virginia governor's hearing nears (Roanoke Times - Associated Press)
Sun., May. 10, 2015

Judges to hear Bob McDonnell's corruption appeal Tuesday (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Sat., May. 9, 2015

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