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Lawyer urges Jewish justice

Dear Editor: In the over 200 years of our Commonwealth, our citizens have been fortunate to have had numerous capable Justices of our Virginia Supreme Court. Beginning in the 1980s, the General Assembly and Governor began the overdue diversification of ...

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Lawyer takes issue with VLW editorial (access required)

Dear Editor: I am responding to your April 6, 2015, editorial (“No license to discriminate”) regarding the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Even if the Indiana law differed in some way from the federal or other state statutes, it in ...

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Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: In light of your publication’s coverage of the VSB’s decision to cancel its Midyear Legal Seminar to Jerusalem, I’d encourage you to continue to cover the ongoing responses from the broader Virginia legal community.  [Here] is a ...

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Bar’s decision lacked transparency

Editor’s note: This open letter to VSB President Kevin Martingayle was shared with Virginia Lawyers Weekly and posted here at our website March 31. Re:  Your decision to cancel the mid-year meeting in Israel Dear President Martingayle, Along with many ...

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Letter to the Editor

Editor Virginia Lawyers Weekly I read with interest your editorial of June 3, 2013, regarding the Diversity Conference of the Virginia State Bar.  In it, you noted the creation of the conference amid a certain amount of controversy in 2010, ...

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Return of appellate defender advocated (access required)

Dear Editor: I wanted to bring a crucial matter to the attention of the Virginia legal community:  The critical need for a state appellate defender in our commonwealth. Sen. J. Chapman Petersen of Fairfax has introduced (for the second straight ...

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