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The Commonwealth defaults

The Commonwealth of Virginia has defaulted on a lawsuit. You read that right. The commonwealth, along with James Madison University, has defaulted on a tortious interference case in New York. We’ll know next week how much it’s going to cost ...

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Lindsay Lohan and legal scholarship at W&L

In the memorable 1998 flick, “The Parent Trap,” Lindsay Lohan starred as an innocent 12-year-old who embarks on a plot to make her parents fall in love again. However, Lindsay Lohan has greatly changed since 1998. Along with a new ...

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Legal Destination: Carroll County

In a story last year, I flagged the Carroll County Courthouse as one of the “Legal Destinations” you might visit if you wanted to combine legal history with some R&R. In 1912, the courthouse was the site in the courtroom ...

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Body at Grand Canyon ID’ed as Porter

A spokeswoman from the Grand Canyon National Park last night confirmed that the body retrieved on Monday has been positively identified as that of Kirby Porter, 50, of Mechanicsville. She reiterated that Sunday night the park’s communications center received a ...

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Expunge-worthy?

News item: Two judges in State College, Pa., have had to retract expungement orders submitted by a lawyer trying to clean up his clients’ records. The initial papers ordered all pertinent agencies to remove traces of charges against two people; ...

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Too darn hot

Cole Porter, by way of Ella Fitzgerald, had it right: It’s too darn hot. This morning the Danville paper has the news you need, a story with advice from an air conditioning expert on how not to blow your system ...

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Shine, tweet freedom

[UPDATED JULY 6] In honor of Independence Day, Slate ran a contest asking Twitter users to tweet the Declaration of Independence. Imagine trying to reduce Thomas Jefferson’s 1,300-word magnum opus to 140 characters. Actually, it was using 124 characters; contestants had to ...

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