Virginia State University alumnus Roger Gregory will be appointed as the chief judge of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, the first African American to hold the title.
The 1975 graduate will be installed on Saturday, and will head a 17-member panel of active and senior judges in hearing appeals from cases based in several mid-atlantic and southern states. From the Richmond Times-Dispatch:
Gregory is the first judge appointed to the court by both democratic and conservative presidents.