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Thursday, October 27, 2005

Miers Nomination and Withdrawal

I haven't had much to say about the nomination, and her withdrawal from consideration this morning - among my immediate concerns is the Virginia Supreme Court, not the SCOTUS. (Though, yes, I know how they interrelate. It's just none of my cases are SCOTUS-material, at least not unless there's a 100% catastrophic chance.)

In any event, I now take this time to propose for nomination my mentor, the Honorable R.T.S. Colby, ret. I'll let the following proclamation speak for itself:


WHEREAS, Alexandria General District Court Judge Robert T. S. Colby has served as a judge in the City of Alexandria for 24 years; and

WHEREAS, he was raised in Jamaica, New York, graduated from Georgetown University Law School in 1951, and served in the Army in Korea; and

WHEREAS, he worked in the U.S. Attorney's Office in Alexandria, and then in his father's law firm before he went on the bench; and

WHEREAS, during his tenure as judge in Alexandria, he has heard almost 700,000 cases; and

WHEREAS, during his 24 years as a judge he worked hard to see that citizens and defendants were treated equitably and fairly; and

WHEREAS, the Alexandria City Council wishes to recognize him for his many years of service to the City and its citizens;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Alexandria City Council hereby expresses its appreciation to Alexandria General District Court Judge Robert T. S. Colby for his many years of devoted service and extends its best wishes to him upon his retirement.
As for his Judicial philosophy, it can best be summed up in one word: Unique.