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Hail, new Fellows

WILLIAMSBURG — The Virginia Law Foundation inducted the Fellows Class of 2012 at a dinner ceremony held in Williamsburg Jan. 19. Twenty-three lawyers were honored: The persons listed below were inducted as the 2012 Class of Fellows: • Alan D. ...

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A modest proposal?

Years ago, lawyers majored in law in college then took the bar and went on to their legal careers. Anymore, of course, a degree from a law school is required to sit for the bar. Here’s one from the Everything ...

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Trespassing…on a public street

On Oct. 31, Ian Graham got dressed for work. Although he is a photographer and more likely to wear jeans on the job, he put on a coat and tie. Later that evening he was wearing handcuffs. Graham works for ...

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The other Paul Fletcher

When your husband and your son are both named Paul E. Fletcher, and the big, burly man standing at your doorstep is trying to serve suit papers on Paul E. Fletcher, and you are 100 percent certain the man is ...

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Dr. Rick Kern, RIP

On May 18, 1988, I interviewed Dr. Rick Kern, director of the Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission, for an article about a draft of new guidelines the commission was proposing. Why the date? It was the day I started working here. ...

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Occupy, William & Mary style

It’s finals week down at the College of Knowledge in Williamsburg. And William & Mary’s main library, Earl Gregg Swem Library, has announced that it will remain open for 125 straight hours this week. So what are the stressed-out students ...

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Allways proofread your werk

Here’s some valuable advice from the Society for Editors and Proofreaders, an outfit in London that describes itself as a “professional organisation based in the UK for editors and proofreaders – the people who strive to make text accurate and ...

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Manic (Cyber) Monday

It’s Cyber Monday, the day when retailers hope to rake in the bucks online. It serves as a bookend to Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving filled with bargains and sales. Hopefully no one will get pepper-sprayed while rushing to ...

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