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Monthly Archives: February 2012

UVA Lacrosse Player Should Appeal

Posted in Sports
Last week, a Virginia jury found former University of Virginia lacrosse player George Huguely guilty of murder, but found him not guilty of first-degree murder. I’m not at all surprised by the verdict, and my purpose in posting this follow-up is not to call attention to my original post on the subject; rather, one of … Continue Reading

Braun Decision Affirms Fact that Appeals are Crucial to our System of Justice

Posted in Sports
Ryan Braun just became the first major league baseball player to successfully overturn a positive drug test result on appeal, and based on the immediate reactions in the press and Major League Baseball itself, you’d think the Berlin Wall had just crumbled. But before everyone jumps to the conclusion that baseball’s drug policy is flawed, … Continue Reading

UVA Lacrosse Player’s Not Guilty Plea is Evidence of a Broken Criminal Justice System

Posted in Sports
Yesterday in Charlottesville, Virginia Circuit Court, George W. Huguely V (yeah, the fifth) pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder. Huguely is the former University of Virginia lacrosse player charged with murdering his ex-girlfriend, Yeardley Love, also a UVA lacrosse player, in May 2010. According to most reports, Huguely broke down Love’s bedroom door and the … Continue Reading