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1. Be overbroad. 2. Fail the ‘janitor test’…. (access required)


In “Big Boss Man,” the popular blues song by Jimmy Reed, Elvis Presley sang about cruel working conditions, including “round the clock” hours and punitive measures for taking breaks. While Elvis sang about the need to get a new boss ...

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Retiring judges honored by Prince William Bar (access required)

Circuit Court Judges Lon Farris and Craig Johnston were honored at a ceremony in April celebrating their retirements with a judicial portrait unveiling. The portraits were commissioned to celebrate the years of service of both judges and will hang at ...

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Willett takes office as Prince William judge (access required)

Longtime criminal lawyer James Willett took the oath of office May 4 as the newest member of the Prince William County circuit bench. Willett took the oath at an investiture ceremony sponsored by the Prince William County Bar Association. He ...

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Plea deal negates court recording question (access required)


HENRICO — The question of whether a prosecutor can obtain a defense attorney’s recording of a preliminary hearing will remain unanswered for now, after both sides agreed to a plea deal. The issue arose after Marvin Banks, a witness in ...

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