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Hail Fellows

WILLIAMSBURG—The Virginia Law Foundation held its annual Fellows Dinner and Induction Ceremony Jan. 22 in conjunction with the Virginia Bar Association annual meeting. The members of the Class of 2015 who were inducted that evening are: • Thomas R. Bagby, ...

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Failure of consideration (access required)

Nothing prepares a kid for life like the rituals associated with birthday parties. There’s cutthroat competition. Forget pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey or duck-duck-goose. Who’s going to get to sit next to the birthday boy or girl? There’s disappointment. Parent to kid: “What? Winsome ...

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Just say “Oops”

The Poynter Institute is a journalism think tank based in Florida. During the year, it compiles a list of media errors and corrections, announcing the best and worst at the end of the year. The “Correction of the Year” for ...

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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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