May 10, 2006

J. Michael Luttig Resigns

The Wall Street Journal reports that J. Michael Luttig, one of the most respected judges in the country, has resigned from the Fourth Circuit to be Boeing’s General Counsel. As those reading this blog already know, Luttig was rumored to be on the “short-list” of prospective SCOTUS nominees last year.

UPDATE: Here's the LegalTimes article by Tony Mauro.

UPDATE #2: Here's the letter of resignation Luttig wrote to the President in PDF form.