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Within the spirits of the law (access required)

Whiskey Pour - FEA

The owner of a Richmond restaurant offering hard-to-find liquor, often at breathtaking prices, is battling the state-mandated minimum for food sales. “Mack” McCormack is in trouble with state regulators be­cause his bar’s potent libations carry price tags that dwarf the ...

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GOP claims McAuliffe defied Supreme Court (access required)

Republican General Assembly leaders are taking Gov. Terry McAuliffe back to court over his efforts to restore voting rights for convicted felons who have served their time. The Republicans Wednesday announced they would ask the Supreme Court of Virginia to ...

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H’burg lawyer exposes no-tip bigot (access required)

Receipt Bigot Tip - FEA 2

A Harrisonburg lawyer says he earned some unintended publici­ty this month with his “intemperate language” after a restaurant insult was directed at his waitress grand­daughter. John Elledge publicized an Aug. 15 incident where a pair of diners not only stiffed ...

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Mission creep at VASAP? (access required)

HandCarKeys - FEA

Lawyers who represent DUI de­fendants in Northern Virginia are questioning why the state’s alcohol education and treatment program has to be the sole gatekeeper for drivers convicted of driving under the influence. Even when traffic offenders arrange for outside treatment, ...

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