I regret to pass on that the Fourth Circuit's Judge Emory Widener passed away today. I had the pleasure to argue in front of Judge Widener last fall and he was a true gentleman. He will be missed. Judge Widener served on the bench since 1969 and through 1000 volumes of the Federal Reporter.
Many thanks to this distinguished jurist for his years of service. The Fourth Circuit will not be the same without him.