By Shawn Day
Pat Lacy offers a rare and valuable perspective on matters related to education and law in Virginia. The longtime attorney is well known and well connected in Richmond, and he’s particularly familiar with the Virginia Constitution.
Lacy worked in the attorney general’s office in 1971, when Virginia enacted its new constitution. Over the next six years, as he worked his way up to chief deputy attorney general, he handled constitutional cases and had a front seat in the office that crafted opinions interpreting sections of the new governing document.
Day is an editorial writer for The Virginian-Pilot.