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A tactic for the Map Room last week (access required)

Pam Sargent of the Attorney General’s Office sent over this gem. She got it from a friend, with the note that it actually had been verified by the lawyer involved, Ms. Olschner. It apparently comes from the transcript of a ...

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Varmints at the Door! (access required)

We were trying to figure out a way to pay tribute in this column to the late, great Roy Rogers, who passed away on July 6, but it just wasn’t happening. He wasn’t a lawyer, so we couldn’t run an ...

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Varmints at the Podium! (access required)

The heat wave toward the end of last month brought forth grumbles from Lawrence J. Fox, keynote speaker for the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Conference July 21 in Richmond. Fox, who lives in Philadelphia and serves on the American Bar ...

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Varmints in Print! (access required)

Some lawyers are really bad writers, as any number of judges can attest, after slogging through miserably phrased briefs and memoranda. Boston lawyer Bob Perry has won an award as worst writer in America, but he meant to do that. ...

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Pickett's (Under)Charge (access required)

Last week, we kept you updated on the struggle over a Confederate battle flag between the state of Minnesota and a Roanoke-based descendants’ group trying (unsuccessfully) to get the flag, lost at Gettysburg, back. The title of the item says ...

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I'll get you, my pretty…. (access required)

May you never get stuck with a lawsuit such as this: Maybe it was a unique way to get vengeance, or maybe it sounds like a guy named Charles Hales was truly in the wrong place at the wrong time. ...

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Buddy Clinton was unavailable for comment (access required)

And because it’s been so doggone hot across the Old Dominion for the past week, we have to run an obligatory dog-days item: STOCKBRIDGE, Ga.–These may be the dog days of summer, but Laura Taylor thinks her situation is ridiculous. ...

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Maybe the gift shop will be open in time for holiday shopping… (access required)

Consumer advocate Ralph Nader is fundraising for an American Museum of Tort Law, according to a report in the July 9 Washington Post. As federal tort reform revs up again in Congress, Nader wants the American public to pause and ...

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Just stay home and catch it on the tube… (access required)

Entrepeneurs who watched moviegoers succumb to “Titanic” fever in the past year saw an opportunity: Why not take a group of tourists to the site of the famous wreck, and let them dive in submersibles and take their own photos ...

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There's always a first time… (access required)

We’ll wrap “Hearsay” this week with an item about hearsay per se. Litigators trying to get hearsay evidence into federal court know they have to find some exception in the Federal Rules, like the “excited utterance” exception, or the “present ...

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