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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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New look for My Old School

The College of William & Mary is getting a marketing makeover. The College of Knowledge has adopted a new logo to use in its publications, brochures and general materials, and it’s a keeper. Take a look at the artwork, at ...

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The Inn crowd

Virginia just got its 10th American Inn of Court, with the establishment of the Virginia Workers’ Compensation American Inn of Court. The American Inns of Court are a relatively new concept in this country; they are modeled after the old ...

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Common sense breaks loose in Georgia

Here’s the other shoe dropping on the saga of the Georgia journalist served with a protective order by a politician, detailed in this space last week in “Hell’s broke loose in Georgia.” If you came in late, here’s the nut ...

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Hell’s broke loose in Georgia

In suburban Atlanta, something wrong – something downright chilling — has been going down this week. Journalist George Chidi, a former reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, wrote a story about Tom Owens, a candidate for the DeKalb County Commission, for ...

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A blow upon a bruise

There is one rite of passage that every lawyer in every state will remember: the bar exam. It’s a grueling process across several days in which all the information and knowledge and expertise you (hopefully) acquired in three years of ...

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