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- Elizabeth Peiffer Attorney, The Virginia Capital Representation Resource Center
- John Malcolm Former Assistant United States Attorney and Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice; Director, Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, The Heritage Foundation; @malcolm_john
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