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Law Professor Played Host for Radio Conversation
Story Abstract:Law professor Brian C. Murchison hosted a radio conversation with the two declared candidates for Lexington/Rockbridge County Commonwealth’s Attorney on Tuesday, May 25, at 7:30 p.m. on WLUR, the radio station on the campus of Washington and Lee. The station call number is 91.5 FM.
The candidates, H. David Natkin and Robert N. "Bucky" Joyce, Jr., are both alumni of Washington and Lee. Natkin, a 1983 law graduate, has been a trial lawyer, defense attorney, and public defender in a career spanning over twenty years in Lexington and Rockbridge County. Joyce, a 1981 law graduate, has served as Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney for eighteen years. On July 1, he assumes interim duties as Commonwealth’s Attorney when Gordon Saunders, the current official in that position, becomes a judge in the General District Court.
Voters will decide between Joyce and Natkin in a special election in November. The winner will serve out the remaining three years of Saunders’ current term.
"The purpose of the show was to heighten public awareness of this election and the candidates," said Professor Murchison. A member of the law faculty since 1982, Murchison is the Charles S. Rowe Professor and teaches mass media law, torts, and administrative law.