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This Bud's for you (access required)

Here’s an item that may bring back memories of fraternity days, at least for anyone whose house had a beer vending machine. The controversy had been brewing, so to speak, for about a year, ever since a local business donated ...

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Why they call it dope, part 1 (access required)

The ’60s live on, and they’re no smarter than they were the first time around. Here’s a dumb alleged stoner story. A Stafford County woman has been charged with giving marijuana to her two teen-aged children and two of their ...

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Reading between the lines (access required)

Judges, like lawyers, may start skimming an appellate opinion and then skip ahead to the end, not unlike checking out the last page of a novel. The temptation becomes even greater if the appellate court reviews a case the judge ...

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From Dogs to Doggerel (access required)

The recent retirement of Richmond Circuit Judge Thomas O. Nance inspired one of his former law partners, John F. McGarvey, to compose a “pome,” which he read at the retirement party. Chesterfield County lawyer Alexandra D. Bowen sent it in ...

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Fair is foul, and foul is fair (access required)

Here’s a good one from DeeCee: A convention of telemarketers recently took place in the nation’s capital, and a guy named Tom Mabe turned the tables on the dinner-wreckers. He was on the phone calling telemarketers in their hotel rooms ...

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Strange Bedfellows, Part One (access required)

Gov. Mark Warner and Attorney General Jerry Kilgore have reached a truce in their resdistricting feud, at least for the time being. Kilgore, who is appealing a Salem Circuit judge’s ruling that strikes down the redistricting plan adopted by the ...

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Strange Bedfellows, Part II (access required)

Down in Lynchburg, the American Civil Liberties Union has filed a legal brief in support of none other than the Rev. Jerry Falwell, who is challenging state restrictions on how much property a church can own. Falwell, who wants to ...

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