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27 for ’16: This year’s Law Fellows

WILLIAMSBURG-The Virginia Law Foundation inducted its 2016 Class of Fellows Jan. 21 at a dinner ceremony held during the Virginia Bar Association winter meeting. The foundation recognizes a group of Virginia lawyers, law professors and retired judges for their legal ...

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Putting the press above it all

When and where did a pair of binoculars become standard equipment for a political journalist? This month, at the Virginia Capitol. The Virginia General Assembly, the world’s oldest deliberative body, convened for its 2016 session on Jan. 13, and reporters ...

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Pushing the hot buttons

The 2016 Virginia General Assembly will open in a week, on Jan. 13. Last year’s session was orderly and business-like. Looks like the legislature will make up for it this time around. For starters, the Republicans in the Assembly apparently ...

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Editorial: A missed opportunity

The Supreme Court of Virginia has sidestepped a chance to improve the quality of criminal justice in the commonwealth. Last month, the court declined to adopt the recommendations by a special committee the court appointed to study improvements to the ...

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ABOTA is back. The Virginia chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates has enjoyed a renaissance during the past year under President Irv Cantor. Cantor rushed eight new members for the group, which has about 50 lawyers in the ...

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A tri-cornered hat-tip

Here’s a shout-out to one of the sometimes-overlooked greats from the early days of this country – George Mason of Fairfax County. Today, Dec. 11, is his birthday. That would be 290 candles if he was still around. Mason has ...

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Headline of the Day

Journalist Jim Romenesko, whose jimromenesko.com was the go-to site for journalism news, trade gossip and industry insight, may have retired, but he still tweets and posts every now and then. Romenesko long has been a source for prime Headline of ...

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Bills on the Hill

Thanksgiving. Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa. New Year’s Eve. All great holidays and cause for celebration. But the party really gets going in mid-January when the General Assembly returns to Richmond for the 2016 session. Already delegates and senators are lining ...

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