Friday, April 27, 2007

Virginia law news stories

In this story from Staunton, Judge Wood declared a mistrial after a juror blurted out watching a police video that the interrogation looked to be coercive.

The article says: "The judge, who said he'd never seen a juror interrupt a trial in his 40 years as an attorney or judge, had choice words for Blackwell. 'He is pompous and arrogant beyond belief,' said Wood, still on the bench."

This post and this Jurist post describe a billion dollar lawsuit against spammers, filed in the E.D. Va.

From Floyd County, here is an account of a hard-fought criminal trial, which resulted in an acquittal. The Commonwealth's attorney there, Gordon Hannett, is a good man, who served with me on the SWLAS board. The trial judge from the case is also one of my favorites, Judge Grubbs, from just reading about him - he makes things happen.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Gardens, statues, and such

From the fountain in Aix-en-Provence, to the funky library in Nice, to the Nietzche Walk at Eze, to the hairpin from the Grand Prix course in Monaco, to the piazzas in Florence, the Borghese gardens and elsewhere in Rome, the theater in Taormina, monuments and creepy statues and someone's private garden in Malta, donkeys and relics and flowers in Greece.

(This really is the last one.)

Harbor sentiments

Here are "sail away" views, plus one "ride in on the train" view.

Now, we resume our regular programming.


Views in or from Eze, Monaco, Rome, Positano, Taormina, Mdina, Santorini, and Athens.


From Aix-en-Provence, Marseilles, a Russian Orthodox church in Nice, Eze, Monaco, Florence, Rome, Amalfi, Taormina, Vallete, Mdina, Oia, Thira, and Athens.