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Judges shouldn't be immune from criticsm (access required)

Dear Editor: The May 26 edition contained a story on the Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys (“Criminal defense group blasts judge in Norfolk“) and its criticism of Norfolk Circuit Court Judge Charles D. Griffith Jr. It prompted several observations. ...

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VSB President lauds reporting on ANLIR (access required)

Dear Editor: I want to thank you and Virginia Lawyers Weekly for the excellent coverage of the ANLIR receivership. Dawn Chase’s stories have been an invaluable resource for Virginia lawyers and for all the other groups grappling with the fall-out ...

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In defense of VSB Midyear meeting (access required)

Dear Editor: In a recent issue of Virginia Lawyers Weekly (“Hearsay,” Nov. 25), you printed derogatory comments concerning the Midyear meeting of the Virginia State Bar. My wife, Patricia, and I had the pleasure of attending the Midyear meeting of ...

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Prosecutor Sees No Possession Problem (access required)

Dear Editor: I’m sure you’ve heard from numerous attorneys on this issue, but in reference to your article in the Nov. 25, 2002 issue concerning the “possession defense” for underage possession of alcohol, I submit that with regard to closed ...

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