Bench Memos

Fourth Circuit Vacany

Chief Judge William Wilkins of the Fourth Circuit in Richmond informed the president Friday that he will take senior status as of July 1, 2007, opening up yet another seat on that bench for the president to fill.  Judge Karen Williams of South Carolina will take the center seat as the new chief judge of the circuit.

Matthew J. Franck is the Director of the William E. and Carol G. Simon Center on Religion and the Constitution at the Witherspoon Institute in Princeton, New Jersey.

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