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Talkin’ baseball (2015 edition)

The Major League Baseball playoffs are in full swing, and the cosmic connection between law and baseball remains in place. Here’s a round-up, with stories and some material courtesy of the Associated Press, of activity across America’s ballparks. GOT YOUR ...

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Criminal law, and a dog named Guinness

Here’s something you don’t see all too often – a “dangerous dog” case. That’s a proceeding under Virginia Code § 3.2-6540, in which the commonwealth seeks to have a dog declared dangerous if it attacked or bit someone. If adjudicated, ...

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Straight from the headlines

It’s been a busy, busy week with people committing news right and left… Not smarter than the average bear The Las Vegas Sun website published a breaking news alert from the Associated Press last week: “New York Yankees Hall of ...

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The not-so-right write stuff

Judge Richard A. Posner has been on the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for decades. Appointed by President Reagan in 1981, he was often mentioned as a candidate for the U.S. Supreme Court when the GOP held the White ...

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If U got a tkt, U have a lawyer (access required)

We’ve had stories about service by LinkedIn and Facebook in Alexandria federal court. Last month we reported in Hearsay about a D.C. judge who allowed service by text. What’s the next text frontier, you ask? Lawyer ads by text. Two ...

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Jaw-jacking in New York

The 2015 NFL season officially started Aug. 9 with the Hall of Fame game, so it’s time for an entry about football. The New York Jets rocked the world when Broadway Joe Namath “guaranteed” a victory over the Baltimore Colts ...

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