Richard Myers II

In lawsuit against the EPA, North Carolina environmental, public health groups get their day in court over PFAS dispute

BY: - February 21, 2023

Every day for more than 10 years, Richard Myers II unknowingly drank water contaminated with toxic PFAS. In the 1980s and ‘90s, when Myers was a student at UNC-Wilmington, DuPont – later spun off as Chemours – was pumping those chemical compounds into the Cape Fear River. From there, PFAS entered Wilmington’s drinking water supply and flowed from the taps of hundreds of thousands of people, including Myers.

Trump ends longest-running federal judicial vacancy with confirmation of UNC professor

BY: - December 5, 2019

After 14 years, the Eastern District of North Carolina finally has a new federal judge. Richard E. Myers II is a UNC Chapel Hill Law professor and was confirmed Thursday by the Senate 68 to 21. He was nominated by President Donald Trump, who bested two prior presidents in ending the longest running vacancy in […]

BREAKING: Trump appoints new nominee to long-vacant federal judgeship in NC

BY: - August 14, 2019

President Donald Trump nominated Professor Richard Myers II of UNC Law School today for the long-vacant federal judgeship in North Carolina’s Eastern District. The seat has been vacant for almost a decade and a half. Most recently, Trump’s nomination of veteran conservative lawyer Thomas Farr failed late last year in the face of intense opposition […]