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Remember, USA, There Cannot Today Be a Miracle on Ice By the United States!

We’re Now One of the Bad Guys who Use Pro Athletes and Crush the Other Nations! I could not let the 40th Anniversary of the Miracle on Ice without a blog post (since it is exceedingly unlikely the legislature will elect me a judge) and a friendly but pointed reminder to my countrymen! And that […]

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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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Before you Hear This On The Street…

Some might say: Not again? I have been quiet and it is not because we did not have things to say. As that old Chinese curse is reputed to say: May you live in exciting times! But l did place my name in (again) for the Virginia Court of Appeals seat vacated by Judge Rossie […]

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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Less Than Two Weeks (Finally!) Until BREXIT!

Friday at 7 pm our time on January 31 the UK will LEAVE the EU! I am right now (1052 PM Friday night January 17) listening to the wonderful, albeit not exciting in form, BBC coverage of the June 23, 2016 Brexit Referendum coverage. I am gearing up for two weeks from tonight. I am […]

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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Blogger Sandy is Rooting For the Documentary Produced by the Obamas to Win an Oscar – WAT?

This may be conclusive evidence: God has a sense of humor! There is no reason why the Lord can’t have a sense of humor. Humans are created in the image of God and we can laugh at holy humor. And this little story ranks right up there with a hearty LOL! American Factory is a […]

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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Time for That Ruling by the Archivist that the ERA is NOT Ratified by Virginia!

Not 38 but 33 and the amendment is dead anyway The progressives are celebrating the action at the General Assembly “ratifying” the ERA today. Just to show you how ridiculous the argument is on this subject – here’s a little gem in the email I got from the Senator Mark Warner campaign: It’s 2020, 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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A Modest Solution to the Second Amendment Issue?

The Dems in Richmond wouldn’t DARE put THIS to a vote! The Old Dominion might revert to the I-95 corridor to Stafford! I thank Publius Huldah and the American Partisan for this hat tip! Here is a genuine, real resolution of the West Virginia House of Representatives – HCR 8 Providing for an election 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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Here’s the List of Bills (mostly Bad) From the Patrick Henry TP!

WARNING: Lots of awful ideas here… Second Amendment:http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=HB567 (stops indoor shooting ranges)http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=HB568 (secure storage in cars)http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=HB599 (no carry in state bldgs.)http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=HB674 (red flag)http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=HB856 (red flag)http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=sb372 (red flag)http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=HB961 (Assault firearms)http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=sb16 (assault firearms)http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=HB1079 (possession in Capitol Sq.)http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=HB1502 (1 gun a month)http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=sb353 (outdoor shooting ranges)Economics:http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=hb153 (repeal right to work)http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=hb327 (state/local employee unionization)http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=hb582 (public empl. collective bargaining)http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=sb426 (non-union member […]

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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More From the VR “I Told you So Department”!

I TOLD YOU SO! What did Blogger Sanders write before the election that the people of Virginia ignored? That teachers and other public employees would be allowed to unionize and could go on strike – with ruinous fiscal consequences for local governments. Well, from the ITYS department, here are real bills (hat tip to Patrick […]

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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Office of Legal Counsel of DOJ Writes: ERA is Dead!

Memo to the Dems: Stop feeding tea to a corpse! In a rare bit of good news these days (VCDL has pretty much been the other source of good news affecting the Commonwealth) the Office of Legal Counsel has “held” in a 38 page opinion that the ERA expired in either 1979 or 1982 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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A Good Start But Only A Start

No Victory until EVERY Virginia City/County has a public defender office! The news is exciting from Prince William County – my old home county from 1984 to 1996 – that finally (about 20 years too late) should get a public defender office! The Governor supports the idea behind the bill introduced by Senator Scott Surovell: […]

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 ‘I Told you So’ Department at VR!

Del. Lee Carter (D-Manassas) HB 67 AUTHORIZES Teachers’ Strikes! There is a disturbing article in the Prince William Times about death threats for a delegate who introduced a bill that had been seen as anti-gun rights. My position: I hope the police find those doing that sort of thing and they are prosecuted to fullest […]

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: Lawsuit Filed By Three States to Block “Ratification” of the ERA

Alabama, Louisiana and South Dakota ally in Northern District of Alabama Federal Court This is great news as the year starts out! This suit, filed by the states of Alabama, Louisiana and South Dakota (Alabama and Louisiana did not ever ratify and South Dakota rescinded their prior ratification before 1979) seeks a ruling that 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’s BAAAACK!

It’s 2020; time to get out and blog! I am glad to be back; but I did enjoy some quality time with family and I will not let blogging or any other thing (other than the Lord Jesus) to stand between me and my family! Several observations: Second Amendment Sanctuaries – excellent politics. If 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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Commonwealth of Virginia 2019 Election

For many, the 2019 off cycle election in the Commonwealth of Virginia was a bitter pill to swallow. The Democrats have taken over control of the General Assembly for the first time in 24 years. (Side bar, that is why the Virginia flag is upside down on all of my social media accounts, as I […]

About Corey Fauconier

Corey “Sage” Fauconier is a native of Cambria Heights, Queens, New York who currently resides in Henrico County, Virginia. He is a graduate of Hampton University with a degree in Political Science (1994) and a Paralegal Studies Certificate (1996). Former Libertarian Candidtate for Virginia State Senate 2017. First Black Communications Chair of the Libertarian Party (2016), Lobby Day Leader for the Virginia Citizens Defense League since 2018, second amendment supporter, host of independent podcast Talks Over Drinks in Richmond, Virginia.

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Down Time in the Garden.

I am going to discuss a different topic today. No politics, no Hip Hop. No Trump collusion, no Wu Tang Clan. No second amendment. It’s fall garden time!!!!! Mandy and I took the family SUV to Home Depot and Lowe’s along Jefferson Davis Highway in Chester, Virginia down by my grandmother’s house. Between the both stores […]

About Corey Fauconier

Corey “Sage” Fauconier is a native of Cambria Heights, Queens, New York who currently resides in Henrico County, Virginia. He is a graduate of Hampton University with a degree in Political Science (1994) and a Paralegal Studies Certificate (1996). Former Libertarian Candidtate for Virginia State Senate 2017. First Black Communications Chair of the Libertarian Party (2016), Lobby Day Leader for the Virginia Citizens Defense League since 2018, second amendment supporter, host of independent podcast Talks Over Drinks in Richmond, Virginia.

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I am Suspending Posting Here at VR Until the New Year

You Can’t Fix Stupid and There’s Plenty of Stupid to Go Around I started a live blog tonight but the combination of the state board of elections website being partly down, too many places to go, and the discouraging races I trashed the live blog early in the evening. It appears the Dems will win […]

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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Predictions and Thoughts on Today’s Election!

No Matter What: God’s In Charge! I think the GOP (in spite of its many errors and mistakes in this election – which are enough to make a Nazarene swear!) might be encouraged by this early voting turnout report in Blue Virginia: As of Saturday’s data update, there had been 133,921 absentee ballots returned, more […]

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 TOLD YOU SO! Blue Virginia Columnist Says Vote for “Progressive” Dems Is Vote Against Right-To-Work!

Quash that Nightmare Tuesday! Vote GOP! Andres Jimenez, former Dem candidate for Delegate in District 38, wrote this column in Blue Virginia today. Here’s a scary highlight: Here in Virginia, we’re facing that same battle. Republican control of our legislature has made it impossible to pass a series of pro-labor reforms that Democrats are pushing, […]

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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If you Voted For Trump in 2016 in Virginia – AND If you Are Happy With That Vote – Need to Vote GOP Tomorrow for the General Assembly!

Vote AGAINST Impeachment and to Keep Virginia From Becoming Connecticut! I can only say that the future of Virginia is in the balance. Will we remain a middle-of-the-road center-right Commonwealth or become Connecticut? I think the Dems will vote – maybe not in the 2017 numbers – but they will vote. They will vote symbolically […]

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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Tom White Says:

Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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