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Held at the desk

The FOIA reform bill of 2014 was one of the casualties of the last-minute rush of congressional action, or inaction, before adjournment last week. Considering the Senate will change hands from the Democrats to the Republicans in January, one might ...

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Editorial: Failure at Rolling Stone

The Rolling Stone article, “A Rape on Campus,” details a harrowing story of gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity party. Published last month, the article is an indictment of U.Va. and its party culture. The center of the ...

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Editorial: A move toward transparency

Six years ago, then-Supreme Court Chief Justice Leroy Hassell Sr. prompted a separation-of-powers rhubarb with the General Assembly over judicial performance evaluations. Judicial performance evaluations, or JPEs, are the equivalent of a report card or a job review for judges. ...

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Assembly gets judges’ sentencing numbers (access required)

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When legislators meet Friday, Dec. 12, to interview judges seeking re-election, expect to hear about numbers. The circuit  judges’ compliance rates with Virginia’s voluntary sentencing guidelines, to be exact. Members of the Courts of Justice committees of the Senate and ...

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New look for My Old School

The College of William & Mary is getting a marketing makeover. The College of Knowledge has adopted a new logo to use in its publications, brochures and general materials, and it’s a keeper. Take a look at the artwork, at ...

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The Inn crowd

Virginia just got its 10th American Inn of Court, with the establishment of the Virginia Workers’ Compensation American Inn of Court. The American Inns of Court are a relatively new concept in this country; they are modeled after the old ...

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