Saturday, March 13, 2010

Williamson Appointed to Judgeship

Governor Beverly Perdue has appointed to a vacant Superior Court judgeship Lane Williamson, who presided over the hearing that resulted in Mike Nifong's conviction on multiple ethics charges and subsequent disbarment.

Based on Williamson's performance in the Nifong case, at least, it would be difficult to imagine a more appropriate choice, in terms of both intellect and judicial temperament. North Carolina is lucky to have him on the bench.

6 comments:

Topher said...

Funny story: my work buddy and his law-student lady friends are Duke alums and were heading down to NC to visit family. I told my pal on the phone "tell your girl I heard she was going down to be on the Crystal Mangum pro bono defense team." Hilarity ensued among all of us.

Topher said...

Isn't Lane the guy who referred to Ben Hyman as "Mister Obfuscation"?

Anonymous said...

Good!

KC Johnson said...

He dubbed Meehan "Mr Obfuscation"--and appropriately, given Meehan's performance on the stand . . .

Anonymous said...

Lane Williamson's performance during the ethic trial was beautiful. I am so delighted to hear this good news.

Observer

Anonymous said...

I wonder when that renowned jurist Karla Holloway will be appointed to a judgeship.