The Washington Post has a piece about Judge Luttig, opening with a lovely anecdote involving Justice Scalia. (But are we sure that Judge Luttig “clerked for [Scalia] at the federal district court in Washington?”) [Update: He did not! The Post has corrected this in its story. Also, autocorrect got me the first time around, changing “Luttig” to “Cutting.” I fixed that, and I am dead certain that Judge Cutting never clerked for Justice Scalia on D.D.C.]
Judge Luttig holds a special place in my heart for writing one of the best and clearest opinions on the implied duty of good faith and fair dealing in Virginia, Virginia Vermiculite, Ltd. v. W.R. Grace & Co., 156 F.3d 565 (4th Cir. 1998)–for trivia buffs, a case argued by Professor Elhauge. Contra the implications in the Post story, Virginia Vermiculite is short and to the point.