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Beloit College in Wisconsin has made a name for itself with its “Mindset List.” That is an annual compendium re­marking on the way incoming freshman think and view themselves and their world. It’s a catalog of the cultural touch­points familiar ...

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Fixing FOIA

Americans had a little something extra to celebrate this 4th of July. Right before the holiday weekend, President Obama signed the FOIA Im­provement Act of 2016. The timing was just about perfect: The original Freedom of Information Act was signed ...

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See you later …

As someone who grew up in South Florida, I can attest first-hand to the essential strangeness of the Sunshine State and some of the people there. Pick up any newspaper in the nation, and if there’s a wrap-up of headlines ...

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The education of Tim Kaine

Before he was a U.S. Senator, before he was governor or lieutenant gover­nor, and while he was mayor of Rich­mond, Tim Kaine was a lawyer. He has seen and done a lot since en­tering the Senate; he has built a ...

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Ready to rock

The 2016 General Assembly was contentious and a bit rocky. It had Senate Majority Leader Tommy Norment’s stunt that briefly sent the Assembly press corps to the gallery above the floor, making binoculars a necessary piece of equipment to cover ...

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Headline of the Day

The news last week that the government will kick Andrew Jackson off the 20-dollar bill and replace him with Harriet Tubman was big. Changing personnel on the nation’s currency doesn’t happen often, but it’s not unprecedented. Jackson has been on ...

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Fakin’ it (access required)

A Pennsylvania woman spent near­ly 10 years posing as a lawyer in a rural Pennsylvania county, handling estates work, despite the fact she never went to law school. She was a partner at a law firm, making a $100,000 buy-in ...

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Under the hood of data security (access required)

What does the Supreme Court of Virginia want lawyers to be doing about technology and office data security? Look to the fine print of a new comment to a court rule for guidance. The court recently adopted amendments to the ...

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27 for ’16: This year’s Law Fellows

WILLIAMSBURG-The Virginia Law Foundation inducted its 2016 Class of Fellows Jan. 21 at a dinner ceremony held during the Virginia Bar Association winter meeting. The foundation recognizes a group of Virginia lawyers, law professors and retired judges for their legal ...

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Putting the press above it all

When and where did a pair of binoculars become standard equipment for a political journalist? This month, at the Virginia Capitol. The Virginia General Assembly, the world’s oldest deliberative body, convened for its 2016 session on Jan. 13, and reporters ...

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