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Learning to play well with others

U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks, who sits in Austin, Texas, is fed up with petulant, childish litigation. So he’s doing something about it. In a case styled Morris v. Coker, he said that three non-parties had “invited” the court to ...

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All in the family

The Ninth Judicial Circuit in Virginia at long last got a new circuit judge earlier this month, when York County J&DR Judge Richard Y. AtLee Jr. got the nod. AtLee was sworn in on Aug. 15 by none other than ...

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Joke of the day

Here’s a good one to start your day (courtesy of my son’s girlfriend): “Past, Present and Future walk into a bar. It was tense…” That boy has good taste.

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Headline of the day

Credit goes to the Wall Street Journal once again. Today they have an editorial assessing the Republican presidential race after the weekend. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., took the Iowa straw poll and Texas Gov. Rick Perry officially entered the race. ...

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Do what you know

A guy in Winchester with convictions for dealing coke found a way to pay off his fines and court costs … dealing more coke, allegedly. Eddy Quintana was convicted in 2007 of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and ...

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Judge Petty on professionalism

WINTERGREEN—Lawyers need to do a better job at bringing along the newest members of the profession, according to Court of Appeals Judge William G. Petty. The medical profession requires its new members to serve a residency, learning at the elbows ...

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How hot is it this week?

Last week’s triple-digit heat finally broke about Monday. It says something when you get excited that the day’s high is only 95. The seasonal hot temps will be pushed out by more 100-plus weather tomorrow. You may have seen this ...

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How hot is it this week?

Last week’s triple-digit heat finally broke about Monday. It says something when you get excited that the day’s high is only 95. The seasonal hot temps will be pushed out by more 100-plus weather tomorrow. You may have seen this ...

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The New Golf? (access required)

Take me out to the ball game. That’s not only the anthem for a seventh-inning stretch, that’s the conclusion from the latest Virginia Lawyers Weekly Web poll. Last month, we asked, “What is the new golf?” In other words, what ...

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