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Important Opinions: January – December 2011 (access required)

In this week’s paper, the final edition of Virginia Lawyers Weekly in 2011, we present the Most Important Opinions that we have featured from this year. You’ll find more than 320 cases highlighted, from January to December. See the list. ...

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Editorial: Keep public notices in print

When the 2012 General Assembly convenes next month, expect to see several bills designed to change the time-tested way that people in the commonwealth keep informed about their government. The bills would change Virginia’s laws on public notices, moving them ...

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Trespassing…on a public street

On Oct. 31, Ian Graham got dressed for work. Although he is a photographer and more likely to wear jeans on the job, he put on a coat and tie. Later that evening he was wearing handcuffs. Graham works for ...

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W&L law school names new dean

Washington and Lee University has named Nora V. Demleitner (right) as the new dean of the W&L law school. Demleitner, 45, is currently dean of the Hofstra University law school; her appointment is effective July 1, 2012. She is the ...

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The other Paul Fletcher

When your husband and your son are both named Paul E. Fletcher, and the big, burly man standing at your doorstep is trying to serve suit papers on Paul E. Fletcher, and you are 100 percent certain the man is ...

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Dr. Rick Kern, RIP

On May 18, 1988, I interviewed Dr. Rick Kern, director of the Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission, for an article about a draft of new guidelines the commission was proposing. Why the date? It was the day I started working here. ...

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Looking back on 2011: The top news you found in your morning email (access required)

Our Daily Alert email service provides links to the news we report on our website and in our three blogs, as well as other news sources across the commonwealth. You clicked and we listened. Here are your Top 25 news ...

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Occupy, William & Mary style

It’s finals week down at the College of Knowledge in Williamsburg. And William & Mary’s main library, Earl Gregg Swem Library, has announced that it will remain open for 125 straight hours this week. So what are the stressed-out students ...

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