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Law as a Second Career: Alan Page

Here’s an item in honor of the Minnesota Vikings, who may or may not be headed to the Super Bowl after this weekend. Alan Page, a defensive tackle, was one of the Vikings’ vaunted “Purple People Eaters” of the 1960s ...

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How deflating

Every now and then we’ll get a story about a judge or lawyer behaving badly, based on something really kind of off the wall. Here’s one from Southern Maryland: A circuit judge has been brought up on ethical charges for…deflating ...

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Lawn Order in Spotsylvania

Apparently there are grass scofflaws in Spotsylvania County that need to be given the business. Eighteen counties currently have the authority to enact local ordinances requiring residents to keep their grass cut to a length of no longer than 12 ...

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Good marketing gone bad

“Dear VA Lawyers,” the e-mail message started. Uh-oh. We’ve gotten junk mail addressed to “Ms. Virginia Lawyers Weekly” before. Once, Virginia nearly won the publisher’s clearinghouse sweepstakes. “2009 has generated a lot of uncertainty for many people but there is ...

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George Grayson was ahead of his time

The College of Knowledge is looking for a new mascot, as I reported earlier this week. But Judge Lou Campbell from Botetourt County kicked me a note, reminding me that a few years ago, Prof. George Grayson of the William ...

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The W&M mascot search

The College of William and Mary has been in the hunt for a new mascot since February. This morning the school announced the five finalists for mascot, the creature that bounces around the sports field, urging the team to victory ...

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Good Guy: Ed Weiner

Here’s to one of the good guys: Ed Weiner. Weiner was honored by the Fairfax Bar Association luncheon today with the FBA’s James Keith Public Service Award. Among the reasons: As Judge Stan Klein said in presenting the award, “Ed ...

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