The Rev. Jerry Falwell died today. I met him once, in 1986 or so, when he came to my law school to give a talk. While I disagreed (and still do) with most of what he stood for politically, I enjoyed talking with him then and have always had a great deal of respect for him.

A few years ago I served on a dispute resolution panel that awarded the domain name fallwell.com to Dr. Falwell. I dissented from that decision, and later felt vindicated by the Fourth Circuit’s subsequent ruling [PDF].