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Sandy’s a Free Agent for the GOP Presidential Primary…Readers – who do I go with?

I said I would stay with former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore until the bitter end (or if he wins):  Well, it is the bitter end.  Gilmore has suspended his Presidential campaign. I am sincerely sorry. Godspeed, Governor Gilmore.  All the best for you and Roxane and your family.  I’ve hit my knees for you and […]

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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Sports Hall of Fame Killed in Senate Finance – 15-0!

I was not there but the news is great: SB 28 Virginia Sports Hall of Fame; created, report. 02/11/16  Senate: Passed by indefinitely in Finance (15-Y 0-N) YEAS–Norment, Hanger, Howell, Saslaw, Lucas, Newman, Ruff, Wagner, McDougle, Vogel, Carrico, Alexander, Obenshain, Barker, Dunnavant–15. NAYS–0. ABSTENTIONS–0. This is a great victory over the continuing attempt to subsidize […]

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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April 24 2016 – 100 years of Irish Independence – Sandy’s Proposal: Read the Proclamation Where?

April 24 1916 – the beginning of the Easter Rising – the beginning of Irish Independence.  My great, great grandfather Flanagan would kick my rump if I did not think of a way to remember it. I am willing to read the proclamation of the Irish Republic at the Bell Tower at the state capitol […]

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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Del. Rasoul’s Ballot Access Bill fails in Virginia House Elections Subcommittee

Del. Sam Rasoul’s bill to reduce the percentage of the statewide vote for a political party to avoid petitioning failed in the Virginia House of Delegates Elections Subcommitee on a voice vote. One delegate, Luke Torian (D) of Prince William County, did move to report the bill favorably (I sent him a email thanks) 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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Sports Hall of Fame Bill Carried over to Thursday at 430PM – Senate Finance

The attempt to publicly take over the private Virginia Sports Hall of Fame (SB 28) was carried over to Thursday February 11 at 430pm.  (BTW, I waited nearly two hours this AM to speak on this bill and I did not know it would be carried over!)  I am not sure I can be there.  […]

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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Here’s That Vote on the PBI in Senate Rules last Friday on the Sports HOF Bill!

I said I’d do a FOIA request on this PBI (pass by indefinitely – e.g. kill it) vote in Senate Rules on the Sports Hall of Fame bill and I did.  Let me thank the Senate Clerk’s Office for their prompt and polite answer. Here is the sheet – I know: It looks something like […]

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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Sports Hall of Fame Bill before Senate Finance Wednesday February 10!

Our next chance to kill the takeover of the private Sports Hall of Fame now rests with the Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday, February 10 at 9 am. Here is who is on Finance: Senate Finance MEMBERSHIP Norment (Co-Chair), Hanger (Co-Chair), Howell, Saslaw, Lucas, Newman, Ruff, Wagner, McDougle, Vogel, Carrico, Alexander, Obenshain, Barker, Dunnavant So […]

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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Barbaric Idea: Women Have to Register for the Draft

I cannot believe it:  Bush, Rubio and Christie all indicated in the GOP NH debate that they favored requiring women to register for the military draft: Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush and Chris Christie indicated support for opening Selective Service up to women in case the draft is ever reinstated, the three Republicans said Saturday. “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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Maybe I Was Wrong: I forgot about THIS Big Game ad from 1984…

I said that the best Big Game ad was the 2010 Audi “Green Police” ad that beautifully skewered environmental wackoism.  But maybe this is the best ad ever:  Apple’s 1984 Mac ad.  Brilliantly libertarian – part of Steve Job’s vision. And do you remember this take off on it – involving Hillary Clinton and Barack […]

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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From the Vault: The Most Libertarian Big Game Commercial: Audi “Green Police” in 2010

Since this is the fiftieth version of the big game I decided to reminisce a bit:  The best commercial ever:  The 2010 Audi “Green Police” video.  No question.  It is funny and it has a clear message. Go to youtube and you can find it: I am not sure what I can do at 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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BREAKING NEWS! Eddie Whitlock plans to Seek the Henrico GOP Chair!

I just heard (and I may be accused of exceeding my lane again) that Edward “Eddie” S. Whitlock, III is a candidate for Henrico GOP Chair. And for my money (and I don’t bet!) I’d vote for him if I were a Henrico Republican.  We need to find a place in the General Assembly for […]

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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Del. Rasoul’s Political Party Bill will be in Elections Subcommittee Tuesday 7:30 AM!

The bill to open up the state political system from Del. Sam Rasoul will be debated at 730am next Tuesday (October 9) in the House Elections Subcommittee.  Here are the Elections Subcommittee members: 2016 SESSION House Privileges and Elections Sub-Committee: Elections MEMBERSHIP Ransone (Chairman), Landes, Fowler, Adams, Sickles, Torian, Cole MEETS Tuesday, 7:30 a.m., 9th […]

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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Good News and Bad News at Senate Rules Friday!

There was excitement at the Friday morning docket of the Senate Rules Committee and I was there to see the adventures of SJR 51 – the statewide indigent defense study bill.  BUT I also saw something else I did not like at all:  More public-private nonsense – yes the Sports Hall of Fame issue 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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McDougle Expungement Bill Passes Senate Committee!

While we are talking about my senator – Ryan McDougle – I am pleased to see his expungement bill pass a senate committee.  Here’s the story from the R T-D: Sen. Ryan T. McDougle, R-Hanover — a law-and-order conservative leader and chairman of the Senate’s Republican caucus — acknowledged to the Senate Courts of Justice […]

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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BREAKING NEWS: Indigent Defense Study Bill to be Debated in Senate Rules Friday AM!

I have just heard that Friday – February 5 – at 930AM the Senator Dance Indigent Defense study bill (SJR51) will be heard in the Senate Rules Committee.  If your senator is on this list, contact him or her and say YES to better indigent defense services! Senate Rules MEMBERSHIP McDougle (Chairman), Norment, Hanger, Newman, […]

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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Del. Jennifer McClellan Signs On to the Statewide Indigent Defense Study Bill

Good News!  I just heard that Del. Jennifer McClellan has co-sponsored the statewide indigent defense study bill: 2016 SESSION SJ 51 Comprehensive indigent defense system; State Crime Commission to study. SENATE PATRONS Rosalyn R. Dance (chief patron) HOUSE PATRONS Lashrecse D. Aird Lamont Bagby Jennifer L. McClellan Sam Rasoul Where’s a Republican co-sponsor?  I do not […]

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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Could Rand Paul Surprise in Iowa Tomorrow?

I was reading several reports about how Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, son of my hero the former Representative for liberty, Ron Paul, might have a stealth campaign in Iowa that may surprise. The conventional wisdom is that Donald Trump and Texas Senator Ted Cruz are in a tight race for first and Senator Marco Rubio […]

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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Here We Go AGAIN: Governor McAuliffe Says: Can’t Lose the Squirrels/Need New Stadium! Taxpayers WATCH OUT!

I heard this on the radio (I listen to John Fredericks almost every AM on my way to work) and I realized:  Taxpayers watch out! Gov. McAuliffe makes pitch to keep the Flying Squirrels in Richmond Here is the WRIC report and the summary is:  Some sort of new stadium deal is in the works […]

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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I Don’t Support Marco Rubio but he NAILED One Debate Question!

I am not endorsing Marco Rubio; I am sticking with Governor Gilmore but I turned the debate on (I watched most of the undercard and thought Gilmore did best with Huckabee a close second) and Senator Rubio got a question that alluded to him as the “savior” of something – the Republican Party I think […]

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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