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Attorney Robert Lombardo came from the creative world and then began practicing law in 1995. The diversity of his professional life (years of which were spent in Europe, Australia and Japan) gives him a unique perspective on the law. Currently Robert is focusing on entertainment law (which encompasses nearly all creative industries) and brings this firsthand experience and desire to make the law accessible to the The Whole 9 community.

Thus Always to Tyrants?


This is one side of the Virginia State Seal.  It appears on Virginia’s flag.

It depicts the Roman goddess Virtus (Virtue) standing victoriously over Tyranny.  Beneath him is the motto Sic Semper Tyrannis:  Thus Always to Tyrants.

Libertas, Aeternitas and Ceres (Roman goddesses) pose on the other side of the seal.


Below is the new lapel pin Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli recently handed out to his staff.

Cuccinelli has covered Virtus in “more modest attire” that “harkens back to an older version of the seal.”

This is the same Cuccinelli who, in March, advised state colleges and universities they lack the legal authority to protect gay employees from discrimination.


You are the judge.  How do you sentence Cuccinelli?  Is ridicule enough?

  1. Ridicule and shame would certainly be a good start.

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