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The John-John Show (access required)

It’s Democrat week in Boston, as the donkeys gather for their nominating convention starting today, when they’ll anoint the John-John ticket – home-town Sen. John Kerry for president and North Carolina’s Sen. John Edwards for V.P. Our colleagues at Massachusetts ...

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Catching Zs (access required)

Perry Mason might call it “The Case of the Sleepy Juror.” Stafford County Circuit Judge Ann Hunter Simpson called it a mistrial. Back on June 30, Simpson was presiding over the trial of a man charged with grand larcey and ...

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Crime Lab (access required)

A crime wave was going down in McLean. Someone kept stealing the small ceramic figurines from Ruth Breiner’s yard. A raccoon was pinched in April. A small deer vanished in early June. Another deer disappeared on June 14. And on ...

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Playing Gotcha (access required)

Domestic relations lawyers may sigh with relief when their clients agree to last-minute resolutions of issues before court is called to order. But lawyers headed for court should give some thought to how they want to word any resulting orders, ...

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Feel the Force, Luke (access required)

Another tidbit from the “Recent Developments” seminar, this one from Virginia State Bar Counsel Barbara Ann Williams, who surveyed lawyer ethics and discipline. Williams was “struck by how much change there has been in the practice of law. Globalization is ...

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Sing…Sing A Song (access required)

Despite six years of work by a state panel, prospects for selecting a new state song are fading. For those you who came in late: In 1998, “Carry Me Back to Ole Virginny” was abandoned as the commonwealth’s state song. ...

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That's A Lot of Pop (access required)

The Sodas-in-Schools controversy, reported on several prior occasions in this column, is back, thanks to a new study that made FOIA requests for the vending contracts of local Virginia school divisions. A total of 111 divisions responded. The bottom line? ...

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Trend Alert (access required)

Remember the fiberglass pig that a Stafford barbecue joint owner wanted to put on his restaurant earlier this year? Seems like we got a minor trend going on. Last week out in Alliance, Ohio, a guy won court permission to ...

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