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Virginia state legislator keeps making law while spending nights in jail for sex with a minor

A member of the Virginia House of Delegates is spending his nights in jail while he continues to commute to the State House. Joseph Morrissey, a Democrat representing Virginia's 74th District, which includes part of the capital cityShow More Summary

VA state legislator keeps making law while spending nights in jail for sex with a minor

A member of the Virginia House of Delegates is spending his nights in jail while he continues to commute to the State House. Joseph Morrissey, a Democrat representing Virginia's 74th District, which includes part of the capital cityShow More Summary

Plea deal in underage sex case lets Virginia lawmaker out of jail to attend legislative sessions

last weekNews : The Raw Story

A plea deal with prosecutors will allow a member of the Virginia House of Delegates to fulfill his lawmaking duties while serving six months in jail for having sex with an underaged staffer, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Del. Joseph D. Morrissey, (D-Henrico)  was sentenced to 12 months...

California Democrats appear to have gained a House seat

Democrats appear to have gained a seat in California's congressional delegation as the last of the state's close House contests seem settled — more than two weeks after Election Day.

Pint-Sized Politicians

Earlier this month, 18-year-old Saira Blair broke the record for youngest lawmaker ever elected in the state of West Virginia, after winning her seat on the state’s House of Delegates. Currently finishing her first semester of college, she may be the only elected official that had to go to class the morning after her victory. Show More Summary

'It's OK to Have The Same Views As Your Grandparents,' America's Youngest State Lawmaker Saira Blair Tells Peers

College student and Republican Saira Blair, who became America's youngest state lawmaker Tuesday when she was elected to West Virginia's House of Delegates at age 18, urged her conservative peers Thursday to not be afraid to stand up for their values.

The Freshman Lawmaker Who’s Actually A Freshman

West Virginians just elected 18-year-old Saira Blair to their state Senate, making her the youngest state lawmaker in the country. Sam Brodey has more: The college freshman was elected to the West Virginia House of Delegates in a landslide—she earned 63 percent of the vote to her 44-year-old Democratic opponent’s 30 percent—and officially became the […]

The Youngest Lawmaker in America Hates Abortion and Loves Guns

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

Saira Blair, an 18-year-old who had been campaigning from her dorm room at West Virginia University, was voted into the West Virginia House of Delegates position on Tuesday, making her the youngest state lawmaker in America. Celebrate! But then be afraid. Read more...

Saira Blair: Meet America’s Youngest Lawmaker

Saira Blair, 18, has won a seat in the West Virginia House of Delegates, making her the youngest state lawmaker in the country. Last May, Blair defeated an incumbent fellow Republican while she was still a high school senior and too young to actually vote for herself. Show More Summary

18-Year-Old Wins State Legislature Seat in West Virginia

The Republican Wave lifted many boats last night, including that of 18-year-old Saira Blair. The college freshman was elected to the West Virginia House of Delegates in a landslide—she earned 63 percent of the vote to her 44-year-old Democratic opponent's 30 percent—and officially became the youngest lawmaker in the country. Show More Summary

Three bills in two years make Eleanor Holmes Norton the most productive Democrat in the House of Representatives

Eleanor Holmes Norton is amid a campaign for her 13th term as the District’s congressional delegate, and while the Democrat is not expected to encounter much difficulty on Nov. 4, she is taking nothing for granted. Hence, an Internet campaign that includes this spot seen Tuesday on Washington City Paper’s Web site: Whoa, whoa, whoa […]

BREAKING: Federal Court Strikes Down One Of The Most Aggressive Gerrymanders In The Country

Should the new maps produce a congressional delegation that more closely resembles the state's partisan preferences, it is likely that Democrats will gain 2-3 seats in the House. The post BREAKING: Federal Court Strikes Down One Of The Most Aggressive Gerrymanders In The Country appeared first on ThinkProgress.

The Supreme Court Just Took A Case That Could Make Partisan Gerrymandering Even Worse

The Supreme Court of the United States may be poised to give the Republican Party a big gift -- more seats in Arizona's delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives. The post The Supreme Court Just Took A Case That Could Make Partisan Gerrymandering Even Worse appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Congressman Chris Smith Does Not Support Expanded Background Checks

Diary rescue from Sunday. This is Francee's first post at Blue Jersey. You might like to know that every Democrat in the NJ House delegation is a co-sponsor of this HR-1565, backed by the Brady Campaign, founded by President Reagan's late press secretary James Brady and his wife Sarah. Show More Summary

Virginia House of Delegates Approves Resolution Hiring Lawyers to Defend State's Gay Marriage Ban

3 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Republicans in the Virginia House of Delegates passed a resolution Thursday that would authorize the chamber to hire legal counsel to defend the sate's gay marriage ban. In January, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced he would not be defending...

VIRGINIA: House Approves Resolution To Defend Marriage Ban With Own Lawyers

3 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

The Virginia House of Delegates yesterday approved a resolution co-authored by loony tunes Rep. Bob Marshall that authorizes the chamber to defend the state's same-sex marriage ban with its own lawyers. Attorney General Mark HerringShow More Summary

Tierney Loss Ends Massachusetts US Rep Renomination Streak at 95

It had been 22 years since the last time a member of the Bay State's U.S. House delegation lost a renomination bid; only two of 220 incumbents have lost a primary since 1972.

The Croatian Helicopter Swap Triangle: Mi-8s for UH-60s

UH-60(click to view full) Croatia’s Jutarnji list reports that a proposed helicopter swap deal was discussed during an Aug 14/14 meeting between high-ranking Croatian defense personnel and a delegation from the US House of Representatives. The goal is to offer the Ukraine near-term assistance, while bringing Croatian forces closer to NATO standards. Under the deal… […]

Obama Sending White House Aides to Michael Brown's Funeral, Jim Hoft Says "All Black Delegation"

The President is sending three White House officials to the funeral service of Michael Brown in St. Louis on Monday: Leading the group for Monday's service will be the chairman of the My Brother's Keeper Task Force, Broderick Johnson. My Brother's Keeper is an Obama initiative that aims to empower...

American Bar Association Unanimously Approves Resolution Opposing Anti-LGBT Discrimination

4 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

At the American Bar Association's annual meeting on Tuesday, the House of Delegates (the organization's policy body) unanimously approved a resolution denouncing anti-gay laws as human rights violations and calling for repeals of those laws. Read the resolution: RESOLVED, That...

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