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Eleven years later…

A circuit judge in Tennessee has been given a public reprimand by that state’s judicial ethics authorities for taking almost 11 years to issue a decision. Eleven years. Talk about task avoidance. The judge is Judge F. Lee Russell, who ...

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Helmet to helmet

If you’re a fan of pro football, you’ve no doubt heard of the National Football League’s crackdown on helmet-to-helmet hits this year, with fines levied by the commissioner. James Harrison of the Pittsburgh Steelers has become the poster child for ...

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A Justice for all seasons

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was in Richmond on Friday. And he took back a souvenir he said he’d never forget. Scalia, recently named Orator in Residence at the University of Richmond, gave a talk at UR in the ...

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Snakes on a plate

The General Assembly won’t return to Richmond until January, but the annual exercise in minting new specialty license plates is in gear already. Virginia must have more specialty/vanity tags than just about any other state in the country. And for ...

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A Veterans Day story

Yesterday – Veterans Day – I went to the Richmond airport to pick up a colleague. Since you can’t go through security, at RIC you wait in a central area between the two concourses. I parked myself in front of ...

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A leader of the comp lawyers

Richmond lawyer Andy Reinhardt was in Miami last week. But it was hardly for a vacation. Reinhardt (right) is the new president of the Workers’ Injury Law and Advocacy Group, known as WILG (pronounced will-ig). The group held its national ...

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Texas Strangers

Tonight, two teams no one thought would be in the World Series square off — the San Francisco Giants, who haven’t won the big prize since 1954, when the team was in New York, and the Texas Rangers, who never ...

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Compassionate criminality

This is one of those stories that leaves you wondering if it’s really true. If it turns out to be an urban legend, I’ll update. It takes place in Sweden, with an account from The Local, a website that posts ...

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