Monday, July 7, 2014
Judge James Turk, who presided over federal court in Roanoke, Virginia for over 40 years, died Sunday at the age of 91. Turk is best known among torts enthusiasts as the presiding judge in the 1981 trial of Falwell v. Flynt. I practiced in front of him and found him a fair judge and a very warm and decent human being. The Roanoke Times has a notice.