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My Take in the 71st Special Election Today! Fellow Deplorables – VOTE FORD Today!

My recommendation for all the Trump voters and other conservatives/libertarians and especially gun rights supporters in the 71st District special election next Tuesday (February 7) is as follows:  Independent Regie Ford. There are three candidates in the election -and one of them will be in the state legislature after February 7. Let’s start with Democrat […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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Richmond Crusade for Voters Forum: Mixed Bag at Best for the Most Part…

My take on the Richmond Crusade for Voters forum Wednesday evening – it was a mixed bag at best. Let’s start with the opening speeches by the three hopefuls: Libertarian John Barclay spoke first and it was a promising start:  The nascent third party movement is rising in the nation.  He discussed how the RCFV […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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Almost a HUGE Ballot Access Victory in the Old Dominion!

Senator Adam P. Ebbin (D-Alexandria) actually introduced this bill: Candidate petitions; number of signatures required for statewide candidates. Reduces the number of signatures that an independent candidate or a candidate for nomination by primary is required to gather on the candidate petition when seeking to qualify as a candidate for the United States Senate, Governor, […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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Special Elections in RVA and in Great Britain, too!

Since now Senator Jennifer McClellan won the special election for the 9th senate district, there is now a special election for her delegate seat.  And there are not two but THREE candidates for the job – and the GOP did not run a candidate this time either (what’s a matter with the Republicans?) and here […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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My Take on the Inauguration

I am perhaps more than anything a student of politics and ideas.  Since that fateful Democratic primary election for governor of Florida so many years ago (1966 I think) I have been fascinated with elections and strategy and ideas.  And this 2016 election cycle was the best yet. Not that I do not have strong […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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UPDATE: Ford May Run As Independent Instead! Vote Regie Ford Tomorrow in the Firehouse Primary in the 71th

UPDATE:  Regie Ford has indicated to me he may run as an independent instead! Keep reading this blog for details!   Oh no, Sandy’s at it again!  Another local special election?  My long time Toastmasters colleague, Reginald “Regie” Ford is running in the Democratic “firehouse” primary scheduled for tomorrow – January 21 – that’s right […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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Vote YES for Del. Sam Rasoul’s TERM LIMITS Constitutional Amendment!

Another Sandy the blogger favorite is:  Term limits. Delegate Sam Rasoul has reintroduced his term limits state constitutional amendment (Don’t worry – this has nothing to do with the bad con-con idea!) which would limit service in each house to 12 years. Here it is:  HJ622. Time for the tea party and other limited government […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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It’s BACK! The Indigent Defense Study Bill is BACK! Support it today!

The Commonwealth might be taking a small but important step towards truly adequate indigent defense services for poor suspects with the return of Senator Rosalyn R. Dance’s indigent defense study bill (this year called SJ255); For those new to the blog: Senator Dance was persuaded by a certain blogger to introduce a statewide indigent defense […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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Don’t Blame Corey…Blame me!

I carefully with expectation awaited the results of the special elections. First, let’s congratulate the winners:  Senators-elect Mark Peake and Jennifer McClellan and Delegate-elect Rocky Holcomb.  There are no net changes in the political landscape after Tuesday night.  But it was close.  Thankfully the GOP turned out in sufficient numbers to ensure Peake’s election. But […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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Official BLOG Endorsements: Fauconier in the Ninth and Peake in the 22nd!

It is time for some BLOG endorsements: In the Ninth District – it is Sandy’s favorite (and yes Sandy is still in Corey’s campaign) Corey Fauconier the Libertarian candidate running for the state senate in the Ninth senate district.  (There is no GOP candidate.)  Delegate Jennifer McClellan is right about indigent defense but she takes […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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2813 or Thereabouts…

No it is not a science fiction novel or even the new dystopian libertarian-themed movie.  And man, it took more time and effort than I want to admit… 2813 is the approximate number of voters in the Ninth State Senate district who voted (in a close election in a battleground state) for Libertarian Gary Johnson. […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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My Humble Tribute to Senator Colgan

Many years ago (okay it was 1987 or 1989!), I campaigned hard (well, I quickly asked the local bar – the lawyers association – president if I could and no one else wanted to do it!) to make a speech at an event in the relatively new baseball stadium in Prince William County to celebrate […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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VCDL and Congressman Tom Garrett ENDORSE Libertarian Senate Candidate Corey Fauconier!

Great news: The Virginia Citizen’s Defense League (VCDL), one of the Commonwealth’s most effective pro-gun rights organization, has ENDORSED Libertarian senate candidate Corey Fauconier. Here’s the endorsement: “Corey Fauconier has gone on record with a VERY PRO-GUN survey.  His opponent has amassed a stridently anti-gun record in the House of Delegates, and would only continue […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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Let’s Not Lose the 22nd Senate Seat!

While I am discussing senate seats, now I can discuss the OTHER special state senate election:  The now Congressman-elect Tom Garrett’s former seat and there is a real problem:  The Democrat could win.  That would change control of the senate.  Here’s why (and a hat tip to this public radio post that alerted me to […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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My Advice to the TRUMP (and Other) Voters in the Ninth Senate District – Vote Corey!

First my disclaimer:  Yes I am helping the Fauconier campaign.  It is a breath of fresh air for the district and the Commonwealth.  But I am just helping.  This is just me the blogger talking. But for Trump voters – 2016 was a great year!  We won!  (Except in the Commonwealth where we should have […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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The Interview with Libertarian State Senate Candidate Corey Fauconier

Here it is (as promised – blogger’s note that all titles and organizations cited are for ID purposes and not meant to be any sort of endorsement of any candidate or this blog): Q.  Tell us a bit about you I am a native of Cambria Heights, Queens, New York who currently resides in the […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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The Second Best Christmas Present for the World: 25 Years Ago the Soviet Union Dissolved!

I almost missed it!  I must be losing my marbles one by one (if you find a marble near a place I frequent please return it to me!  🙂  ) but it was 25 years ago – December 25, 1991, that Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev announced to the world that effective January 1, 1992, the […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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Sandy Should Be Able to Have an Interview with Libertarian State Senate Candidate Corey Fauconier

I expect that in the next day or so I’ll have an interview with the new Libertarian state senate candidate Corey Fauconier. Fauconier seems to have taken the Virginia political world by surprise and perhaps by storm.  Here is the article in the Bull Elephant by Steven Brodie Tucker, former blogger here at VR.  I […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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Two Victory Laps: Trump Wins Electoral Vote and Ron Paul Gets One EV from Texas!

We needed two victory laps today:  One for the REAL election – the vote of the electors in the various states to elect Donald J. Trump and Mike Pence President and Vice President of the United States. But more interesting to me is the one vote an unknown Texas elector voted – casting his or […]

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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