Monthly Archives: August 2011

Tuesday = Primary

Tomorrow morning, I’ll be out early to visit the various polling locations.  It’s primary day in Fairfax County (and all over Virginia). Normally primaries are the second Tuesday in June.  Why so late this year? Blame redistricting.  In order to … Continue reading

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Blogging Lightly, Sweating Heavily

I apologize that my posts have been few and far between in August.  Besides having a new baby to watch and enjoy, I’ve been slammed with work.  (I have another trial tomorrow in Fairfax County Circuit Court). And then this … Continue reading

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Walking the Line on Route 50

This summer has been a time of self-congratulation in Virginia. While the nation is paralyzed by spiraling debt, we have a balanced budget.  While the U.S. jobless rate is 9%, we are near 6%.  Virginia has again been rated #1 state … Continue reading

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Judge Hudson Gives a 9

For those who expected U.S. District Court judge Henry Hudson (who authored the first  opinion striking the health care mandate) to be lenient on former Delegate Phil Hamilton (R-Newport News), they were in for a disappointment. Judge Hudson handed down a sentence of … Continue reading

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Verdict Today in Federal court

Today I finished an exhausting, four-day trial in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, with the jury returning a verdict  for my clients, a Pennsylvania couple, swindled by a former Blackwater VP operating a “global security” firm. The jury found that the … Continue reading

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