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WHAT'S NEXT, THE DANCING LUMPKINS? (access required)

Here’s one that will send you scurrying for your copy of the First Amendment, or maybe a moldy textbook on Mass Media law. A former Hampton City councilman, Baxter Simmons, was all set to go to trial on embezzlement charges ...

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WINGED BEAGLES? WHERE'S SNOOPY? (access required)

GREAT FALLS–Birds are getting a bad rep in Northern Virginia. In February, Loudoun County residents called for federal reinforcements to battle a growing horde of vultures. And now, annoyed by Canada geese waddling and defecating all over his $2 million ...

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COMMODE-A-PHONE REVEALED IN TRIAL TESTIMONY (access required)

STAUNTON–Criminal defense lawyers in Augusta County have a new warning for their clients: “Speak to no one, and that means stay off the commode.” Inmates in the county jail there have developed a communication system that works until someone flushes; ...

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CITY BEGINS PHOTOGRAPHING RED-LIGHT RUNNERS (access required)

FAIRFAX–Traffic lawyers in Northern Virginia soon may be getting a few more calls than usual, as a result of a Fairfax City high-tech crackdown on stoplight scofflaws. The city has become the first Virginia jurisdiction to set up a system ...

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VBA Meeting Edition: High tea and tee times (access required)

Members of the Virginia Bar Association trekked to the Greenbrier and its “Return to Tara” ambience this month for the VBA’s 107th Summer Meeting. Return to Tara? Hey, we’re not making this up. It’s even in the brochures. Golfers hit ...

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VBA Meeting Edition: The road not taken (access required)

Maine Gov. Angus King delighted VBA banquet attendees with stories rooted in his being the only independent governor in the nation. His humorous anecdotes were off the record, he stressed. After all, he had pointed out earlier, if the press ...

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VBA Meeting Edition: The Great Pretender (access required)

And speaking of high-level political discourse… A modern campaign, it seems, isn’t complete unless it employs a few guerilla tactics, such as strategically placed hecklers at rallies. Unlike most campaign rhetoric, though, election-year shenanigans often are creative, humorous and memorable. ...

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VBA Meeting Edition: New letterhead? (access required)

Might one of Virginia’s more venerable firms–Michie, Hamlett, Lowry, Rasmussen & Tweel of Charlottesville–be changing names sometime soon? While enjoying the good life at the VBA cigar smoker, Virginia State Bar President Ed Lowry, a partner in the firm, suggested ...

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HEAD FOR THE MOUNTAINS (access required)

Here’s a case, the kind of which you don’t see very often. In fact, in the more than 10,000 cases we’ve digested at Virginia Lawyers Weekly, we’ve never seen one like this. It’s an unpublished Court of Appeals decision, Cary ...

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MAKING THE JUMP (access required)

Originally elected as a Democrat, Lynchburg Commonwealth’s Attorney Bill Petty ran and won as an independent for 16 years. This fall, he will stand for reelection under the Republican banner. Petty held a party in late May attended by some ...

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