Benjamin Watkins Lacy (1883-1904)

Further reading:

Jane Dailey, Before Jim Crow: The Politics of Race in Postemancipation Virginia (2000); 134-135; includes a discussion of Lacy’s opinion and definitions of race in Scott v. Raub (1892).

“Judge Benjamin W. Lacy,” Virginia Law Register, Vol. 1, No. 3 (July 1895), 226-226; includes a list of notable opinions written by Lacy.

Brent Tarter, A Saga of the New South: Race, Law, and Public Debt in Virginia, (2016). Tarter discusses Lacy’s opinions in three cases pertaining to repayment of the public debt in Virginia after the Civil War: Commonwealth v. Guggenheimer (1883), Dunnington v. Ford, (1884), and Commonwealth v. Weller & Sons (1887).