Yesterday afternoon, the General Assembly unanimously elected William C. Mims to the Supreme Court of Virginia, effective April 1. The VLW Blog has the story, as does WaPo’s Virginia Politics Blog. The Richmond Times-Dispatch has a blurb, and carried a short editorial about Mims a few days ago. That editorial read, in part:

Mims has earned the commonwealth’s trust. He has served ably not only in the attorney general’s office, but in the legislature. An individual with principles, Mims possesses a judicial temperament. We cannot think of a more fitting choice for the state’s highest court.

High praise, indeed. Congratulations, Justice Mims.