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Biting Commentary (access required)

Is there a full moon? You be the judge. How else to you explain the following, all of which were real stories taken off the Associated Press wire: Item 1. (March 20) Police have accused a northwest Ohio woman of ...

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We're Number 9! (access required)

A couple of years ago, some people in Tidewater were upset about living on “Red Rum Road.” Why? Spell “red rum” backwards. That”s right, “murder.” Call it proof that some people take street names seriously. And street names can be ...

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Lawyer walks into a bar? (access required)

(AP) He’s not exactly a seasoned comic, but Professor Marc Galanter knows so many lawyer jokes he even has a joke about lawyer jokes. “A colleague asked me how many lawyer jokes there are. I told him just three – ...

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Approximate Cause? (access required)

“Flying Shrimp” isn’t quite the oxymoron that “Jumbo Shrimp” presents, but this is a tale about that shrimp that fly. At one of those prepared-at-your-table restaurants, that is. Earlier this month in Mineola, N.Y., lawyers tried a case with a ...

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Ebert gets VSB's Carrico Award (access required)

Longtime Prince William County Commonwealth’s Attorney Paul B. Ebert has received the 2006 Harry L. Carrico Professionalism Award from the Virginia State Bar’s Criminal Law Section. The section also honored Frank W. Dunham Jr., who retired earlier this month as ...

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A different kind of judge-shopping (access required)

So what does it cost to buy a judge nowadays? Wait – we don’t mean to suggest that any of the jurists in the commonwealth can be bribed. We’re talking “total compensation package.” Policymakers need to know what it costs ...

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The truth will set you free, even if the jury says no (access required)

Criminal defense lawyers: How do you know when your spirited defense of a murder defendant is not playing too well in front of the jury? When a juror makes like a Gideon and wants to offer your client a Bible. ...

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And Jimmy Hoffa was a Giants fan? (access required)

The Philadelphia Eagles haven’t had the best year. They got beat in the Super Bowl and key players, including quarterback Donovan McNabb, have gone down with injuries. And of course, there were the distracting antics of receiver Terrell Owens. Now ...

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And have a nice day, sir (access required)

WASHINGTON (AP) Who says cops in D.C. are uncaring? A former secretary of the U.S. Commission on Fine Arts received a $5 jaywalking ticket after he was hit by a car and critically injured while crossing a busy street. Charles ...

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Are you stuffed enough? (access required)

In case you haven’t had your fill of Thanksgiving leftovers, here’s an item from a Norfolk judge who recently worked himself into the holiday spirit (or a state of dyspepsia) as he contemplated a lawsuit filed by pastors of the ...

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