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Ride That Pony (access required)

Occasionally, just occasionally, mind you, a judge might be accused of getting up on his or her high horse. Check out the photo. That’s Fairfax Circuit Judge Terry Ney up on a real horse. The judge reported that he long ...

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Yes, Grasshopper, All Becomes Clear… (access required)

Sometimes certain things fall into place and become clear. Like when you get two and a little later you get two than another two and yet another two, and all the sudden you realize you can put them together for ...

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And Virginia had four… (access required)

Last month we featured an item on the historical state statutes in the U.S. Capitol. Each state of the union can have up to two statues. The news hook: Kansas and Texas are in a spat over President Eisenhower. The ...

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Speaking of Robert E. Lee… (access required)

Likewise, in June we ran a story about a historic Washington & Lee law diploma making its way back to Lexington after more than 130 years. That piece reminded the author of the folly of relying on a recollection from ...

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Like urban cowboys, but with bows and arrows (access required)

Urban archers will be allowed to loose their arrows near homes in Martinsville after all under a revised plan to let residents hunt deer in the city with bow and arrow. The city council decided earlier this month to delete ...

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Be Careful Out There (access required)

For all those lawyers on their way to Virginia Beach for the Virginia State Bar Annual Meeting this week, here’s a sad but true reminder to be wary when dining out. A Northern Virginia man died June 7 after eating ...

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Everybody Likes Ike, OR States' Fights (access required)

You think the recent brouhaha between Virginia and Maryland over water in the Potomac was something? Well, it was. But here’s another fight between states that has made the headlines. The players: Kansas and Texas. The stakes: Who gets to ...

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South of which border? (access required)

Ordinarily, the Virginia General Assembly is the branch of government that has the power to redraw the map of the commonwealth, by periodically recasting the state’s electoral districts. But earlier this month, some of Southwest Virginia’s judges found the map ...

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More on Monroe (access required)

In the April 21 edition, in a note about the ongoing name controversy at Mary Washington College, this column noted that America’s fifth president, James Monroe, doesn’t have a college named for him. That needs to be amended: He doesn’t ...

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Traffic jam (access required)

Back in the 1960s, a one-hit band from England, “Four Jacks and a Jill” had one hit, that ended with the line, “It’s a strange, strange world that we live in, Master Jack.” Amen to that: Here’s a Northern Virginia ...

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