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Gold in Northern Virginia

Here’s a nugget, so to speak, that I gathered last weekend on the drive home from Pittsburgh (where my daughter is attending grad school this fall): Did you know that they used to mine gold in Northern Virginia? There’s a ...

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Five days flat

The other shoe has dropped in the case of the Maryland judge who got upset and flattened the tire of the cleaning woman who parked in his parking spot. You may recall the story, reported here back in January: Charles ...

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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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