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Duma Speaker May Head Russia's Delegation to OSCE PA Session in Mongolia

Speaker of Russia's lower house of parliament Sergei Naryshkin might head Russia’s delegation to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe's (OSCE) Parliamentary Assembly session in Mongolia’s Ulaanbaatar, a source in the parliament said Friday.

“What is Abridgment?: A Critique of Two Section Twos”

Franita Tolson has posted this draft on SSRN (forthcoming, Alabama Law Review).  Here is the abstract: Section 2 of the Fourteenth Amendment, which allows Congress to reduce a state’s delegation in the House of Representatives if the state abridges the right … Continue reading ?

Dear Freshmen Members of the House of Representatives

Rev. Ron Werner Jr. writes the freshmen members of the House of Representatives that just traveled to Israel with AIPAC and tells them about the delegation to the occupied territories he just attended with Interfaith Peace Builders at the same time. Show More Summary

ABA Approves A Dozen Accreditation Changes, Adopts Recommendations Of Task Force On Financing Legal Education

ABA Journal, After Some Ado Over Class Attendance, ABA House Backs Changes in Law School Accreditation Standards: The ABA House of Delegates concurred Tuesday with the action of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar’s governing council to make a dozen changes in the law school accreditation...

Queer Reflections on the 2015 White House Conference on Aging

As the iron gates to the White House grounds opened at 8:45 on Monday morning, July 13, the assembled group of delegates to the 2015 White House Conference on Aging began joyfully streaming toward the security stations, the preliminary steps in gaining access to the hallowed halls where aging issues and policies for the next […]

ABA Hijinks No More (For Now)

We are pleased to report that the proposed ABA Resolution 105 - first blogged about here - has been withdrawn and will not be an issue at the House of Delegates session at the upcoming ABA meeting. The originators chose to withdraw it...Show More Summary

Ex-President Bill Clinton to Head US Delegation to Srebrenica Commemoration

Former US President Bill Clinton will head the US delegation to Bosnia and Herzegovina to attend a commemoration in Srebrenica for the killing of thousands of Muslims during the 1992-95 war there, the White House announced in a rele...

Bernie Sanders Gets 41% in Wisconsin Straw Poll

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist and a long shot for the White House, received 208 of 511 delegate votes at the Wisconsin Democratic Party convention in Milwaukee on Saturday, while Clinton won votes from 252 of the delegates, leaving her just short of a majority. Show More Summary

Gun-rights group portrays Va. House speaker as friend to rapists

RICHMOND — Just ahead of Tuesday’s Republican primary, a gun-rights group has bankrolled a startling political mailer that portrays the speaker of Virginia’s House of Delegates as a friend to rapists.Beneath with a photo of a woman cowering...Show More Summary

Va. House speaker leads in fundraising but opponent gets some big-name help

RICHMOND — Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell continues to far out-raise his Republican challenger, who has nevertheless picked up support from some conservative heavy hitters, according to data released one week before the primary.Read full article >>

Longtime Va. delegate and Richmond attorney Franklin P. Hall dies at 76

RICHMOND — Former longtime Virginia lawmaker Franklin P. Hall, who represented the Richmond area in the House of Delegates for more than three decades, has died. He was 76 years old.The Democrat, who was a lawyer and a banker, retired...Show More Summary

Remembering Bill Frenzel: Only Minnesota US Rep to Serve in Korean War

The last year saw the passing of the only Korean War veteran to serve from Minnesota in the U.S. House; former Gopher State delegation members include two surviving World War II veterans.

Ex-Virginia Delegate in Antebellum Family Portrait Plans to Marry Teen Baby Mama

Just days after a former Virginia House Delegate took a hit on social media for posing in an Antebellum family portrait with the teenaged mother of his child, Joe Morrissey announced plans to marry the 19-year-old African American woman, reports Richmond Magazine.

Virginia redistricting lawsuits could cost taxpayers big bucks

RICHMOND — Virginia taxpayers may be on the hook for as much as $309,000 in legal fees racked up by Republican lawmakers in lawsuits over the makeup of the state’s congressional and House of Delegates districts.Read full article >>

Disgraced Virginia Legislator To Marry Teenager Involved In Sex Scandal

Former Democratic Virginia House of Delegates member Joseph D. Morrissey, who had been involved in a sex scandal involving a teenage employee of his laws office, has now announced he will marry the same woman. Myrna Pride, who beganShow More Summary

Pervy Virginia Dem Who Won Election From Jail Will Marry Teen Secretary, Rule Galaxy

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Wonkette

In a pleasant change of pace, here’s a reminder that there are lots of gross people out there whose last name doesn’t rhyme with “fugger”: Weird former member of the Virginia House of Delegates Joe Morrissey is getting married to the teenaged receptionist with whom he fathered a babby. Show More Summary

Baltimore politicians turn to White House for funding

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and members of Maryland’s congressional delegation went to the White House on Wednesday to seek support for the city in the wake of the damage caused by recent rioting and the community frustration it exposed.Read full article >>

Rep. Loudermilk Joins Delegation to Europe and the Middle East

U.S. Rep. Barry Loudermilk (GA-11) joined a Congressional delegation on a 10 day trip to Europe and the Middle-East. The delegation, consisting of members of the House Committee on Homeland Security, visited with with government leaders and counterterrorism officials in 8 countries including Israel, Iraq, Turkey, Germany, Belgium, and France. Show More Summary

Secretary Kerry to Attend Nigerian President’s Inauguration in May

The White House announced that John Kerry will lead the presidential delegation to Nigeria at the end of May to attend the newly-elected Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s inauguration.

Ted Cruz Was Fearless Yesterday

Last night in Georgia, [mc_name name='Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)' chamber='senate' mcid='C001098' ] spoke to the delegates at the Georgia Republican Convention. Regular readers of RedState know that the Speaker of the House in Georgia, collaborating...Show More Summary

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