U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made this statement on news that Judge Karen Williams will retire from the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals. Since 2007 she has served as the Circuit's Chief Judge.
"I was very sad to hear that Judge Williams is retiring from the 4th Circuit. Judge Williams is the epitome of a well-reasoned jurist. She understands the difference between upholding the law and a judge making law.
"Judge Williams enjoyed tremendous respect from her judicial colleagues, the lawyers who appeared before her, and the public at large. Judge Williams is a role model for a jurist and citizen. We will be praying for her and her family in the days ahead."