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Panel takes aim at use of ‘shall’ in laws (access required)

The Boyd-Graves Conference says it’s time to end the confusion over the different meanings ascribed to the word “shall” in Virginia statutes and rules. The solution the panel offers is to eliminate that word altogether in new law and use a precise intended term, such as “must” or “may.” The conference – an annual symposium that ...