West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals Justice Joseph Albright has passed away. Albright had recused himself from the Court’s business since last fall, battling esophageal cancer. He was 70.
I didn’t agree with his judicial methods on many points, but I heard from various sources that he was a good man and a force for conciliation on the Court, an impression that was supported by the few and brief times that I met the man and heard him talk about the Court’s business. R.I.P.