Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III

A federal appeals court judge’s remarkable speech is the latest surprise in NC’s hog nuisance lawsuits

BY: - February 3, 2020

Last Friday morning in Richmond, Va., midway through oral arguments in the hog nuisance case of McKiver v. Murphy-Brown, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III removed his glasses and briefly rested his cheek on his hand, as if burdened by the content of thousands of pages of case documents he had read.

“What troubled me...