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Editorial: A sledgehammer or a scalpel?

Students at several of the commonwealth’s public universities got a surprise on their cell phones last fall: A text message urged them to register to vote, and to support the local Democrat running for the House of Delegates. The students’ ...

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Editorial: Put an end to client-shaming

Election season is stupid season, here and elsewhere. Be glad it ended last month. Here’s a plea to politicians and political types as they get ready for the next inevitable cycle: When a political candidate is a lawyer, he or ...

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Editorial: Pass the federal shield law bill

When Attorney General Jeff Sessions appeared before the House Judiciary Committee on Nov. 14, Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Maryland, had a direct question. Raskin asked Sessions, “As Attorney General, will you commit not to prosecute investigative journalists for maintaining the confidentiality ...

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The Virginia Way…on the golf course

Lawyers from the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys and the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, used to facing each other in the courtroom or across the table at depositions, met instead on the golf course Sept. 14. At stake: the Civility ...

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The VLW Quick 10: Things we’ll miss about Deborah Elkins

Our colleague and friend Deborah El­kins retired Sept. 1, after more than 31 years at Virginia Lawyers Weekly. In fact, she was the last remaining original employee from when the doors opened June 1986. I often say that I’ve been ...

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The best place for millennials: head south (access required)

For millennials seeking a place to find a job, to make a good wage and to enjoy the company of others in their age group, nothing could be finer than the Carolinas. Media company Growella has compiled a survey entitled, ...

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The moon don’t shine on Facebook

The story on page one tells one tale involving Facebook, about how public officials can’t block followers and com­menters they don’t like. From down in the Carolinas comes a different kind of Facebook story. It doesn’t have an ending yet, ...

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You don’t mess around with Jim (or the VBA)

The Virginia Bar Association has been hosting debates between candidates for statewide office literally for decades. The first was held in 1985, and 2017 marked the ninth time candidates for governor squared off at the VBA summer confab. The VBA’s ...

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Truckin’

Imagine driving all the way from Sumter, South Carolina, to Washington state. Google Maps says that trip is more than 2,800 miles one way. Imagine driving all the way back with a substantial amount of the Evergreen State’s finest dope ...

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Now batting: HamHawks, Fatbacks and … Baby Cakes

Eastern North Carolina baseball fans are in high clover. The region has two new Class A Carolina League teams – one playing in Kinston and another playing temporarily in Buies Creek and moving to Fayetteville in 2019. Two clubs from ...

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