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Unfriending him would have been enough

Paybacks are hell, as any domestic relations lawyer will tell you. Sometimes they cross the line, as a guy in New Jersey will tell you. A narcotics detective in Morristown, N.J., broke up with his girlfriend, but she allegedly had ...

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Headline of the Day

GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain has had a difficult week, as he has fielded accusations of harassment of women. TIME’s blog Swampland covers politics in DC and beyond. Regardless of your politics, you have to tip your hat to the ...

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A guaranteed FAIL

WILLIAMSBURG–Virginia Beach lawyer Steve Emmert knows a thing or two about taking a case up on appeal. He’s one of the lawyers who has built appellate law into a recognized and well-respected area of practice in Virginia. He’s served as ...

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Drunken driver guilty of felony murder

A drunken driver who killed a nun in a 2010 car crash was found guilty of felony murder yesterday by a Prince William County circuit judge. The case may be the first reported instance in which a traffic fatality prompted ...

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Freedom of Disinformation

You might have missed this item last week. But the Justice Department has proposed new regulations to interpret the Freedom of Information Act that are logic-bending. In cases involving national security or law enforcement, some agencies now are allowed to ...

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A first, a second and a third for the VADA

WILLIAMSBURG—Richmond lawyer Lisa Frisina Clement became president of the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys today at the group’s annual meeting at the Kingsmill Resort. The VADA was founded in 1968; Clement is the first woman to lead the defense bar. ...

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When the records come marching home, hurrah

Civil war aficionados here in Virginia have been angry at the state of Minnesota for years, because officials at the Minnesota Historical Society have refused to return a Virginia battle flag that was taken at the Battle of Gettysburg. This ...

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Waste not

Here’s the scoop on the poop. The dog poop case in Fairfax, that is. In Fairfax yesterday, a woman charged with violating a county pooper-scooper ordinance was found not guilty by a jury after a day-long trial. Why did this ...

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Waste not

Here’s the scoop on the poop. The dog poop case in Fairfax, that is. In Fairfax yesterday, a woman charged with violating a county pooper-scooper ordinance was found not guilty by a jury after a day-long trial. Why did this ...

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