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Why they call it dope, part 2 (access required)

And here’s another one. A Spotsylvania County man has been charged with growing marijuana on his back porch after he asked his subdivision’s landscaping crew to leave the grass high around his back yard to help hide the illegal plants. ...

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Presidential house update (access required)

If you’ve never been to Sherwood Forest Plantation, the former home of President John Tyler, forget about it. The home of the Virginia lawyer-president closed to the public last Friday, according to plantation officials. Tyler’s grandson, Harrison R. Tyler, and ...

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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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