Monthly Archives: June 2012

Power Down

A massive storm hit the D.C. area last night, toppling thousands of trees and knocking out power for approximately a million households. It was 10:30 p.m. last night, when the winds began to pick up outside.  It had been a … Continue reading

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Roberts’ Ruling Revives Reform

I was driving down to Virginia Beach this morning for a court appearance, when I heard the news of the SCOTUS opinion.  Like many, I was simply assuming that the 5-person conservative voting bloc (see Citizens United) would strike down … Continue reading

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Other Shoe Prepares to Drop In in C’ville

It’s been two weeks since I first posted “Strange Doings at UVA” which remarked on the unexpected resignation of President Theresa Sullivan. What a week it’s been.  After multiple meetings and non-explanations, the Board of Visitors seems primed to finally … Continue reading

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The Clemens Debacle

Does the U.S. Department of Justice have nothing better to do? Jurors in D.C. Federal court were forced to sit through ten (10) weeks of trial, as teams of attorneys strove to form (or unwind) tiny pieces of circumstancial evidence. … Continue reading

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Not a Good Week for Appointed Boards

One of the most potent (yet least known) of the Governor’s powers is the ability to appoint people to state boards and commissions. There are hundreds of boards which await gubernatorial appointment.  Some are small potatoes (like the “Potato Board”).  … Continue reading

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