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A guaranteed FAIL

WILLIAMSBURG–Virginia Beach lawyer Steve Emmert knows a thing or two about taking a case up on appeal. He’s one of the lawyers who has built appellate law into a recognized and well-respected area of practice in Virginia. He’s served as ...

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Freedom of Disinformation

You might have missed this item last week. But the Justice Department has proposed new regulations to interpret the Freedom of Information Act that are logic-bending. In cases involving national security or law enforcement, some agencies now are allowed to ...

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All the news that’s fit to tweet

Random tweets from Twitter, collected during the past week: Notes on domestic relations, from @qwertying: I just read last year 4,153,237 ppl got married. I don’t want to start any trouble, but shouldn’t that be an even number? Deep thoughts, ...

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Take this job and …

If you think the idea being a lawyer sounded better before you went to law school, took the bar exam and started practice, you are not alone. “Attorney” made the list of the “Most Overrated Jobs of 2011,” just released ...

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What would Arnie Becker do?

Corbin Bernsen, the actor best known as high-rent divorce lawyer Arnold Becker in the 1980s show “L.A. Law,” has filed a $600,000 lawsuit in Norfolk federal court. Bernsen claims that in 2009 he signed a $1 million deal with a ...

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The make-up man

In honor of National Newspaper Week, I want to share a story from the backrooms of the newspaper business. There are reporters with byline fever. There are editors who crusade. There are photographers who freeze moments of history. And then ...

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Nevermore?

Frederick Bouchat has been fighting the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens for a long time. The team moved from Cleveland to Charm City in 1996; for the first three seasons in Baltimore, the logo on the team helmets was a “Flying B” ...

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