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A very cold case

A shrinking lake has produced evidence of a death that may have occurred more than 80 years ago. Mountain Lake, the centerpiece of the celebrated Mountain Lake Resort, is one of only two natural lakes in Virginia.  Estimated to be ...

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Lawyers being lawyers

Leave it to lawyers to be worried about judicial oversight. Young lawyers serving as judicial clerks dominated the audience waiting for oral argument in a Sarbanes-Oxley case this morning in the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond. Overheard ...

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Sales named to professionalism program

Virginia Chief Justice Leroy Rountree Hassell Sr. has selected Richmond City Attorney Norman Sales to serve as a faculty member of the Virginia State Bar Professionalism Program, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch. The bar’s professionalism course is mandatory for all ...

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Grits for the Brits

Those British writers must find us Virginians terribly amusing.  And when we’re not, they are not above making us amusing. Take this article about Barack Obama that appeared today on the website of the British tabloid The Independent.  With a ...

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Belt tightening at the AG’s office

Some high level state employees are already feeling the pinch of the unexpected decline in state revenues announced this week.  A spokesman for Attorney General Bob McDonnell confirms a report that each of the top ten lawyers at the AG’s ...

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